Carla P. Freeman is the Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is concurrently an Associate Research Professor in the China Studies program. She has also served as the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. Previously, she worked as the program officer for civil society and development for The Johnson Foundation and as a political risk consultant for Asia for various firms.  She has been a member of the faculty at Alverno College, where she chaired the international affairs program, Beloit College, and the University of Wisconsin at Parkside. She has also held academic fellowships as a Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace, the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Harvard’s Fairbank Center. While she was a student, she worked in the Science and Technology Office of the American Embassy in Beijing.

Dr. Freeman received a B.A. in Southeast Asian Studies and History from Yale University and certificates from the Beijing Foreign Languages University and Sciences Po in Paris. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. at SAIS in international relations with a focus on China Studies. She is the author of numerous publications in academic and policy journals and the editor of several books. Her current projects include a book with the working title, China and the Global Commons, a research program on emerging global governance with Global Policy, and ongoing writing on China’s relations with its regional neighbors.


Publications by Carla Freeman