Carla Freeman directs the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is also an Associate Research Professor in the China program. Her broad research agenda is aimed at better understanding the linkages between Chinese international and domestic policy. Before coming to SAIS, she served as the program officer for civil society and community development with an emphasis on sustainability at The Johnson Foundation. She has also worked as a political risk consultant with an Asia-wide portfolio, taught in a number of universities and colleges, and was a Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace. More recently, she has been a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Fairbank Center. She completed her B.A. in Southeast Asia and History at Yale University with honors, a certificate in Chinese language studies in Beijing Foreign Languages University, and a certificate in political science from Sciences Po in Paris. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Last Updated: September 2, 2016

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