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Klaus Larres


Professional affiliation

Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor in History & International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Cold War
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Economics and Globalization
  • Global Governance
  • Governance
  • History
  • Security and Defense
  • U.S. Politics

Wilson Center Projects

China as a Cause of Transatlantic Tension since the 1980s

Full Biography

Prof. Klaus W. Larres, Ph.D., is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, NC. At UNC he also directs the Krasno Global Affairs & Business Council/Krasno Global Events Series, a public events series with prominent speakers. Previously he held the Henry Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy & International Relations at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, was selected as a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, NJ, and was a Visiting Fellow at Germany’s leading think tank the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin. He also worked as a Counselor and Senior Policy Adviser at the German Embassy in Beijing, China, and was a Visiting Scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies of Harvard University.

Major Publications

  • Uncertain Allies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Threat of a United Europe (monograph, Yale UP, 2022)
  • Dictators and Autocrats: Securing Power Across Global Politics (ed. book, Routledge, 2022)
  • Oxford Handbook of German Politics (co-ed., OUP, 2022)


Previous Terms

Public Policy Scholar (6/1/2012-8/31/2012)