Klaus W Larres
           Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor
                   of History & International Affairs
            University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Richard M Krasno Distinguished Professor of
History & International Affairs
Department of History
Hamilton Hall, CB #3195
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599

Email: k_larres@yahoo.com
&  larres@unc.edu
Tel. 919-962-8079
Tel. 202-288-9557

Link to UNC

SELECTION of TV, Radio & Video Appearances

    Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC;  U.S.
    National History Center, February 14,  2010.

    Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 18 May 2010.

  • Various TV and radio internviews (CCTV, Deutsche
    Welle, VOA, etc) on the latest developments in the


Senior Fellow
Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR)
Johns Hopkins University  
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Washington, DC, 20036

Email: k_larres@yahoo.com
Tel. 202-288-9557

Link to CTR at SAIS
Selection of recent lectures:

  • AHA conference, New Orleans (Jan 2013) on the
    Maastricht treaty and its legacy
  • Papers on Obama's foreign policy and the Asian
    pivot at Chulalongkorn University & Thammasat
    University in Bangkok, Thailand (Nov. 2012)
  • Military & Strategic History Seminar, UNC/Duke
    (Sept. 2012) on the peacemaking efforts of Attlee,
    Churchill and Macmillan
  • American University, Washington, DC (Feb. 2012)
  • American University of Cairo (November 2011)
  • Netherlands-Flemish Institute, Cairo (Nov.  2011)
  • Library of Congress (September 2011):
  • Yale University (March 2011)
  • Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC & U.S.
  • University of Warwick, UK (November 2010)
  • American University, Washington, DC (Nov. 2010)

Recent appointments & awards:

  • Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson
    International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
    (for the summer of 2012)

  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Library of Congress,
    Washington, DC (2010 & 2011)

  • Visiting Professor, Yale University, New Haven

  • Visiting Professor in European Studies, School of
    Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns
    Hopkins University, Washington, DC (2009-2012)

  • Senior Fellow, American Institute for
    Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Johns
    Hopkins University/SAIS, Washington, DC (since

  • Senior Fellow, Centre for Transatlantic Relations
    (CTR), Johns Hopkins University/SAIS,
    Washington, DC (since 2009)

  • Senior research fellowship from the American
    Institute for Contemporary German Studies
    (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University, Washington,
    DC (2009)

  • Senior research fellowship, John W. Kluge Center,
    Library of Congress, Washington, DC (2009)

  • Senior research scholarship from the Elliott School
    of International Affairs, George Washington
    University, Washington, DC,  (2009)

  • Award of the Fulbright-Robertson Chair in British
    History, Westminster College, Mo. (declined)

  • Senior Fellow, IDEAS Center for International
    Affairs, London School of Economics (LSE) (since
Recently Published (selection):

Current affairs & shorter articles:

  • "Britain considers leaving the EU," (in
    German) Aargauer Zeitung (Switzerland),
    January 26, 2013.

  • "Imperial and Financial Overstretch
    under Nixon & Obama: Are there any
    lessons to be learned from the
    1970s?"  (SHAFR Newsletter,
    September 2012)

  • "Congratulations: Prediction -
    Obama's Election Victory," (in German)
    Aargauer Zeitung (Switzerland),
    November 3, 2013.
    AICGS Advisor, May 25, 2012.

    Aargauer Zeitung (Switzerland), April 21,

    Aargauer Zeitung, April 5, 2012.

    [an extended and footnoted essay on
    this theme will be published shortly]

    "On China," in Aargauer Zeitung,
    Switzerland,  July 9, 2011.

Scholarly articles:

  • Forthcoming:  "Margaret Thatcher and
    German Unification Revisited," in M.
    Gehler, W. Mueller & A. Suppan (eds),
    The Revolutions of 1989 (Vienna:
    Austrian Academy of Sciences Press,

  • Forthcoming:  "Austria - A Semi-
    Neutral Country?," in J. Sperling et al
    (eds), Europe's Neutrals and European
    Security (c. 2013/14).

  • "Benign Great Power or Calculating
    Hegemon? The United States and
    Europe during the Cold War" [in
    German], in I. Boehler et al (eds),
    Stationen der Weltpolitik im 20.
    Jahrhundert (2011), pp.81-92.

  • "Churchill: Flawed War Leader or
    Charismatic Visionary? A New
    Assessment," in B. Simms & K. Urbach
    (eds), The Return of the Great Men?
    Statesmen in War (2010), pp.129-160.

  • "George W. Bush's Secretaries of
    State and Europe: Colin Powell and
    Condoleezza Rice," in K. Larres (ed.),
    The US Secretaries of State and
    Transatlantic Relations (2010), pp.13-28.

  • "The United States and European
    Integration, 1945-1990," in Blackwell
    Companion to Europe since 1945 (ed. by
    K. Larres, Oxford, 2009), pp.151-182.