Carla Park Freeman

Carla Park Freeman, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the China Studies Program
China Studies
Energy, Resources and Environment

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Expertise

Regions
  • Burma
  • China
  • Korea, North
  • Korea, South
Topics
  • Governance
  • Domestic Influences On Foreign Policy
  • Sustainable Development
  • International Political Economy
Languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French

Background and Education

Previously served as program officer for civil society and community development with a focus on sustainability at The Johnson Foundation; was a political risk analyst for China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam; has held various academic positions, including director of the Program in Global Studies and International Affairs at Alverno College in Milwaukee and visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; conducts ongoing research on China's efforts toward sustainable development, and Chinese foreign and domestic policy; Ph.D., China studies, SAIS


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Spring 2014 
Severe environm...
Severe environmental degradation threatens China's future economic development and affects other societies globally. Through the study of key natural resource sectors, this course examines the ways in which the Chinese state has managed these sectors, emphasizing the interaction between the central government and localities. Also considers the roles played by such non-state actors as NGOs, ethnic groups and individual citizens and addresses the domestic and international political implications of the environmental challenges China faces.