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Johns Hopkins SAIS scholar Carla Freeman named Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China relations

Carla P. Freeman, executive director of Johns Hopkins SAIS’ Foreign Policy Institute (FPI), has been named the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China relations within the library’s John W. Kluge Center, which addresses the challenges to 21st century democracies by bridging the gap between scholars and policymakers. Freeman will serve a nine-month residency at the library beginning in January 2020.
As chair, Freeman, who is also an associate research professor in the school’s China Studies program, will engage in research and lead programming that brings scholars and policymakers together to facilitate bipartisan legislative discussions on critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship. Her key research topics will include the following: 

  • Links between China’s domestic politics and foreign policy toward the U.S.
  • U.S.-China economic and technological competition
  • U.S.-China relations and transnational challenges to international security
  • U.S. policy responses to China’s growing regional and global geostrategic influence 

“It is an honor to join the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in this capacity,” said Freeman. “I look forward to accessing the library’s spectacular resources and engaging with other affiliated scholars to continue my research on the bilateral, regional, and global dimensions of U.S.-China relations.”
In addition to holding academic positions at the University of Wisconsin (Parkside and Milwaukee), Beloit College and Alverno College, Freeman has served as a risk analyst focused on Asia, directed The Johnson Foundation’s program in civil society and community sustainability, and conducted research as a Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She is the editor-in-chief of the academic journal, Asian Perspective, published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Freeman will resume her faculty role at Johns Hopkins SAIS, including teaching in fall 2020, at the end of her nine-month residency.
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Friday, November 22, 2019