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 Kissinger Chair in foreign policy & 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 the US and Europe with China from the 1980s to the present.
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
"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
History International Affairs
Areas of Expertise
Economics and Security Transatlantic Relations European Integration Global Affairs Foreign Relations US-China & EU-China Chinese Foreign Policies
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).