Dr. EGRETEAU Renaud Charles Edouard

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426433

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


PhD Sciences Po Paris (2006), MPhil Sciences Po Paris (2002), DULCO Hindi, INALCO Paris (2002), M.Sc. IEP Bordeaux (1999)

Research Interests/Areas

  • Democracy Studies
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Parliament and Legislative Politics
  • Myanmar/Burma, India


  • AIS5032 Authoritarian Resilience and Democratic Change in East Asia
  • AIS5039 Human Rights in Asia
  • AIS5026 Research Design for Social Science
  • AIS4132 Introduction to India
  • AIS3810 Study Tour to France/EU


Born and raised in France, Renaud Egreteau has lived, studied, worked and carried out research in India, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, the United States and Hong Kong. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and now works across the areas of Comparative and International Politics as well as South and Southeast Asian Studies. His most recent research focuses on the dynamics of political change in Myanmar, particularly the resurgence of parliamentary affairs and the evolving policy role of the armed forces in the country’s “post-junta” context.

Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC (2015-2016) and held visiting fellowships from the Singapore-based Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak). He also taught comparative politics at the University of Hong Kong, as a Research Assistant Professor in the Center of Asian Studies/HK Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2009-13), and Sciences Po Paris, France (2008-09). He has also written policy guidance on Myanmar and India for international NGOs, think tanks, and various French governmental bodies.