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Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
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Attended Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva
Lived in Beijing


DC peeps: USIP welcomes you for a presentation and Q &A with Ambassador Cui Tiankai
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's recent visit to China and President Barack Obama's upcoming trip underscore the importance of – and some of the tensions underlying – U.S.-China relations. Join the conversation on Twitter with #USIPChina. Kristin Lord, Welcoming Remarks Acting President, U.S. Institute of Peace Stephen Hadley, Moderator Chairman of the Board, U.S. Institute of Peace
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Man, wish I could join! Unfortunately, Katelyn and I just moved to Malawi
(like arrived today), and will be here until at least August this year.

Great event, though! Are you going to be moderating the Q&A?
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La Chine ne pourrait jamais sanctionner la Corée du Nord et pour plusieurs raisons,Stephanie. D'autant plus la politique américaine spécialement dans cette région n'est pas solide et les sanctions de l'O.N.U. peuvent attendre ...mais enfin , il faut encore chercher Stéphanie et donne nous de vos nouvelles ...
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Book on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights focusing on challenges in implementation of the mandate. (Did a Chapter on China). - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Conscience for the World examines the strategies pursued and results achieved by the UN’s top human r...
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The new model, he said, is based on new global realities. "There's so much interdependence and connectivity that relations between major countries are no longer a zero-sum game," Cui told the audience at USIP today.  Nevertheless, even as relations have improved between the two countries, misunderstandings and differences were inevitable, he said. But, "Cold War legacies – whether mental or material – are stumbling blocks rather than building blo...
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Kerry urges China to push North Korea to denuclearize, but Beijing's priority remains stability @USIP @nytimes
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Wishing everyone a very happy year of the horse! 新年快乐,祝马年一切顺利!
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and you too, take care
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Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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 Geneva
    International Relations
  • Tsinghua - UC Berkeley IUP (Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies) immersion program
    Mandarin Chinese
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Director of Asia-Pacific Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace
  • United States Institute of Peace
    Director of Asia-Pacific Programs, 2013 - present
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