Yves Goudineau (Prof.), director of the French School of Asian Studies, École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) from 2014-2018, holds a chair in “Comparative Anthropology of Southeast Asia” (EFEO-EHESS) and was honorary research fellow at the University of Hong Kong (1997-2001) and visiting professor at the University of Oxford (2008-2011). He has carried out extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Mekong Region with an interest in ethnohistory and rituals among Austroasiatic ethnic groups. He conducted also research on development issues in Mainland South-East Asia: ethnic minority resettlements, cross-borders relationships. He was head of the EFEO Centres in Chiang Mai and in Vientiane and has been a regional consultant for UNESCO and UNDP. He coordinated the FP7 project “Integration in Southeast Asia: Trajectories of Inclusion, Dynamics of Exclusion” (SEATIDE) from 2012-2016.