Dr. May-Britt U. Stumbaum is a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in October and November 2015. Dr. Stumbaum is the Director of the NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU” at the Freie Universität Berlin and Editor of the Blog “The SPEAR – Security and Politics in Europe-Asia Relations.” Her previous positions included Executive Director of the China and Global Security Program at SIPRI, Fritz Thyssen Fellow at WCFIA (Harvard), and further senior positions at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) and Berlin Partner. Bridging policy and academia, May-Britt worked at renowned think tanks in Europe, China, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand, the EU Delegation to China, and regularly at the German Ministry of Defense. She is a co-founder and former president of Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS.de), a Reservist German Air Force Officer, and currently serves as the first female President of the Tönissteiner Kreis e.V. and as a full member at the CSCAP EU Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). Dr. Stumbaum graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE / MSc) and the Freie Universitaet Berlin (PhD). She frequently comments on current Asian security affairs and their impact on Europe and transatlantic relations in the media (CNN, Al-Jazeera, N24, and others) and testified in 2012 to the U.S. Congress’ U.S.-China Economic and Security Committee on EU-China security. At AICGS, Dr. Stumbaum looks at the diverging strategies of Germany and the United States on how to deal with China’s impact on the future global governance structure, following the pilot event in April at AICGS.
Made possible by the support of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt - AA)