Prof. Klaus W. Larres, Ph.D., is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He has recently served as a Counselor and Senior Policy Adviser 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 think tank Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.
Recently he has been appointed 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 board member of the Berlin based foreign policy journal WeltTrends.