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BIPR | US-China Relations after the US Elections and Implications for Europe
US-China Relations after the US Elections and Implications for Europe

November 20, 2020 - 15:00

Online Event

David Arase - Carla Freeman - Hanns Maull

SAIS Europe-DC-HNC Faculty Panel: US-China Relations after the US Elections and the Implications for Europe

hosted by Professor Michael G. Plummer

David Arase
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Nanjing Center, China
Carla Freeman
Johns Hopkins University SAIS, US
Hanns Maull
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Italy


David Arase is Resident Professor of International Politics at SAIS Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center faculty, Dr. Arase was a professor of politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California, teaching international relations and East Asian affairs with a focus on Japanese politics and foreign policy. He is a graduate of Cornell University (BA liberal arts, 1977), the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (MA, international relations, 1982), and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD, political science, 1989). He has had a Japan Foundation dissertation fellowship and an Abe Foundation research fellowship, and has been a US State Department-sponsored touring speaker in South Korea and China. He has also visited at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, and has taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London and the University of Tsukuba in Japan.


Carla P. Freeman is Associate Research Professor of China Studies and Executive Director of the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute. She conducts research on Chinese foreign and domestic policy with a current focus on regional dynamics, including China and its periphery, nontraditional security, and China's role in international organizations. Her career has included leadership as an Asian analyst for a political risk consultancy, directing the program in civil society and community sustainability at The Johnson Foundation, and various academic positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Beloit College, and Alverno College. Freeman received a PhD in International relations and Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS, where she also completed an MA in international economics and China Studies. She has a BA in history and Southeast Asian studies with honors at Yale University and earned a certificate in political studies with honors from Sciences Po in Paris and certificates in Chinese from Beijing Foreign Languages University and the Taipei Language Institute. Her current research is on China and the global commons, China's foreign policy toward its neighbors, and China's nontraditional security. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Asian Perspective, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


Hanns Maull is Adjunct Professor of International Relations at SAIS Europe, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and Senior Policy Fellow for China's Global Role at the Mercator Institute of China Studies. Professor Maull is one of Germany's leading academic foreign policy analysts, working on both German foreign policy and international relations in Asia-Pacific. Maull has been Professor and Chair of Foreign Policy and International Relations, University of Trier (until March 2013); Former Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin; Former Deputy Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board of the German Council of Foreign Relations; Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington, DC (2010-2011).
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