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FPI Executive Director Carla Freeman Wins The China Quarterly’s Gordon White Prize

Carla P. Freeman, executive director of the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) and Associate Research Professor of China Studies, won The China Quarterly's prestigious 2020 Gordon White Prize for her article titled, "An Uncommon Approach to the Global Commons: Interpreting China's Divergent Positions on Maritime and Outer Space Governance." Freeman, whose research and teaching focuses on Chinese foreign policy, examines China's approach to the global commons—those areas throughout the globe over which no country has sovereignty and that are accessible to all, such as the maritime and outer space commons.
"I am honored to receive this completely unanticipated award and inspired to continue to study the ways that China is interacting with what its current leadership refers to as 'new strategic frontiers'," Freeman said. The editorial board of The China Quarterly, the leading academic journal on contemporary China, awards the annual Gordon White Prize for the most original article by a scholar who has not previously published in the journal. The prize honors the memory of Gordon White, who achieved great distinction for his analysis of modern Chinese politics and society and served as a member of The China Quarterly's editorial board and executive committee from 1991 until his death in 1998. Freeman will be recognized for her prize-winning article in the June 2021 issue of the publication.