Dinner Meeting  - 04.18.2018
Dr. Stumbaum will provide an overview of the current state of play of Germany’s and the EU’s policy vis-á-vis China as a global actor and a rising military power, and analysis and assessments of China’s foreign and security policy from a European/German perspective. She will discuss with the audience possible areas for cooperation and competition when dealing with China - on China and on cooperation/competition with China on regional and global challenges.
Dr. May-Britt U. Stumbaum is Director of the NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU” at the Free University of Berlin, and Team Leader of the EU’s Asia Pacific and Research Network (#APRAN) by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Chatham House and Clingendael. #APRAN provides tailor-made briefings by Asian experts for EU policy-makers. Dr. Stumbaum previously served as Executive Director of the China and Global Security Program at SIPRI, Fritz Thyssen Fellow at WCFIA Harvard, and in senior positions at the German Council on Foreign Relations and at Berlin Partner. Bridging policy and academia, she worked at renowned think tanks in Europe, the United States and Asia (CHN, TWN, AUS, NZL), the EU Delegation to China, and still serves regularly at the German Ministry of Defense as a Reserve Officer (Air Force Major) in the political unit. She is Editor of the Blog “The SPEAR – Security and Politics in Europe-Asia Relations” and Associate Editor of European Geostrategy Blog. She is the co-founder and former president of Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS.de), served as the first female President of the Tönissteiner Kreis e.V. and is a full member at the CSCAP EU Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. Dr. Stumbaum graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc) and the Free University Berlin (PhD). She frequently comments in the media (CNN, Al-Jazeera, N24, and others) and testified before the U.S. Congress’ U.S.-China Economic and Security Committee on EU-China security in 2012.