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Klaus Larres

Visiting Scholar 2022-2023

Residency Dates: Spring 2023 | February 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023


Klaus Larres

Klaus W. Larres is the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC). At UNC he also directs the Krasno Global Affairs & Business Council. Previously, he held the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and served as a counsellor and senior policy adviser at the German Embassy in Beijing.

Larres’ work focuses on transatlantic relations and the West’s political, economic and security relations with China. During his time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Larres will work on the complex economic, security and political relations of Europe and the United States with China from the 1980s to the present.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

"China as a cause of tension in transatlantic relations and within Europe” – an analysis of rising western disenchantment with China from the 1980s/90s to the present


International Affairs

Areas of Expertise

Economics and Security
Transatlantic Relations
European Integration
Global Affairs
Foreign Relations US-China & EU-China
Chinese Foreign Policies

Select Publications

Larres, Klaus. Uncertain Allies: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Threat of a United Europe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2022. (monograph).

Larres, Klaus, Holger Moroff and Ruth Wittlinger, The Oxford Handbook of German Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. (co-edited).

Larres, Klaus, and Tobias Hof. Terrorism and Transatlantic Relations: Threats and Challenges. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. (co-edited).

Larres, Klaus. Dictators and Autocrats: Securing Power Across Global Politics. New York, NY: Routledge, 2022. (edited).