Allen Carlson currently serves as the director of the undergraduate studies program for the Government Department at Cornell University, and is a core faculty member of Cornell’s new China-Asia Pacific Studies (CAPS) major.Carlson received his undergraduate degree from Colby College in 1991. He received a PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 2000. Dr. Carlson’s main research interests include international relations, Chinese foreign policy and Asian security.
Professor Carlson recently co-edited (with J.J. Suh and Peter Katzenstein) Rethinking Security in East Asia (Stanford University Press, 2004). He is also the author of Unifying China, Integrating with the World: The Chinese Approach to Sovereignty During the Reform Era (Stanford University Press, 2005).
Carlson has also published articles in the Journal of Contemporary China and Pacific Affairs, and written monographs for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the East-West Center Washington. He regularly teaches classes on China’s foreign relations, Asian security, Chinese nationalism, globalization, and international relations theory.
During the 2004-2005 academic year, Carlson was a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. He used the fellowship to conduct research while a visiting scholar at Peking University. In 2005 he was also selected to participate in the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Public Intellectuals Program.