Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is Director
of Asia-Pacific Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
From 2008-2013, she established and managed the Beijing office of the International Crisis Group, engaging in research, analysis and promotion of policy prescriptions on the role of China in conflict areas around the world and in its relations with neighboring countries.
Kleine-Ahlbrandt worked as an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the United Nations for a decade where she focused on the African continent and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Kleine-Ahlbrandt was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe.
Kleine-Ahlbrandt has written on China’s foreign policy, Chinese views of the strategic environment, Sino-U.S. relations, Chinese assessments of the Iran nuclear issue, the Korean peninsula, maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, China-Central Asian relations, China-Myanmar relations and China-Africa relations. Her writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, Die Zeit and the International Herald Tribune, as well as various edited volumes on Asian security. Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the author of a book on post-genocide Rwanda.
- Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of GenevaInternational Relations
- Tsinghua - UC Berkeley IUP (Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies) immersion programMandarin Chinese
- United States Institute of PeaceDirector of Asia-Pacific Programs, 2013 - present