A French and Australian dual citizen, Guibourg Delamotte is Senior Lecture (MCF HDR, habilitated to supervise research) of Policial science at the Japanese studies department of the French Institute of Oriental Studies (Inalco). She teaches International relations, Japanese politics and classes on Contemporary Japan. She is a Research Fellow at the French Research Institute on East Asia (IFRAE, CNRS). She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute for Contemporary Asian Studies (Temple University Japan, Tokyo). She lectured at Sciences Po Paris for 7 years. She has been invited as NIDS Fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies (Tokyo) and Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs.
Her "Habilitation to supervise research" (HDR, 2016), which she defended at Sciences Po, was on Japanese democracy. Her PhD dissertation (Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales), on Japanese defence policy (2007), received the Shibusawa-Claudel Award (2008). She graduated from the University of Oxford (M. Jur), Paris 2-Panthéon-Assas (M. Law), Inalco (Japanese), and SciencesPo Paris (BA, Masters in IR). She was international research student on a Lavoisier scholarship at the University of Tokyo's School of Law and Politics in 2003-2004, supervised by Prof. Fujiwara Kiichi.
She recently edited Le Monde vu du Japon (CNRS ed., 2019) and Japan's World Power Assessment, vision and outlook (Routledge, 2017). Her PhD dissertation was published by Presses universitaires de France (La Politique de défense du Japon, 2010). Her publications also include contributions in books published by Pédone (Diplomaties étrangères en mutation, 2019), Philippe Picquier Publishing (Le Monde vu d'Asie, 2013, Démocraties d'Asie, 2015), Hermann Publishing (La Démocratie et la guerre au XXIe siècle, 2011), Global Oriental (Seapower and Maritime Strategy in Britain and Japan, 2012) and Routledge (Globalisation and Defense in the Asia-Pacific, 2009), and articles in peer-reviewed journals - Revue des deux mondes, Critique internationale, La Vie des idées, The HAPR, The KRIS, The APR and others.