Prof. Klaus W. Larres, Ph.D., is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina. He has recently served as a Counselor and Senior Policy Advisor at the German Embassy in Beijing, China. Larres also was a Visiting Professor at Schwarman College/Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and a non-residential Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.
Prof. Larres has recently been appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India. He has also been asked to serve on the ‘International Board’ of the Bundeskanzler-Willy-Brandt-Stiftung in Berlin and on the board of directors of the Carolina China Council in Raleigh, NC. He also is a senior adviser to the Chinese-American Friendship Association (CAECA) in Raleigh, NC, and a board member of the Berlin-based foreign policy journal WeltTrends.
In his research, Prof. Larres focuses on the US, China, Germany, and the EU’s foreign, economic, and security policies. In particular, he writes and lectures on economic, and political relations among the triangle US-China-EU/Germany. He also works on transatlantic relations, the history of the Global Cold War & the life and politics of Winston Churchill. He has also written on the complex North Korea problem, and EU politics and Brexit.