Dr. May-Britt U. Stumbaum

Dr. May‐Britt U. Stumbaum combines more than 20 years of experience working at the interface of thorough academic analysis and policy work for and in government administrations on EU‐Asia Pacific affairs with sojourns in Europe and Asia‐ Pacific countries. She advises the European Union, the German government, and its implementing agencies on foreign and security matters in the Asia-Pacific region. Acknowledged for her “ease with which she is able to translate complex political concepts from academia into actionable analysis for policy practitioners” (Gen. Schissler, former CMC, NATO), she also has a proven record in project conceptualization and management with international teams and multi‐player networks in a fast-paced environment working under tight deadlines. Her consolidated global network spans all branches from government, international organizations, business, media to the EU‐Asian research community. Until July 2020, she served as the Team Leader of #APRAN, the EU’s Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network, an internal think tank serving the EEAS and EC Services, run by a consortium of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Clingendeal, and Chatham House. Her career is placed at the interface Previous positions included Director, NFG Research Group “Asian Perceptions of the EU”, Fellow at Einstein-Programme on East Asian Security, both at Freie Universität Berlin; Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director, China and Global Security Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Fritz Thyssen Fellow at WCFIA, Harvard University; Director, International Forum on Strategic Thinking/Senior Researcher, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP); Director, Asia Department, Berlin Partner and Seminar Leader for the Bosch Foundation. May-Britt U. Stumbaum has lectured and worked as a Visiting Fellow at several renowned European, Asian and Chinese think tanks, research institutions, and governmental entities. She served as president for Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS.de), and as a board member and first female president for the German international leaders’ association “Tönissteiner Kreis”. Current involvements encompass e.g. Board Member, Clausewitz Society, member of the CSCAP EU Committee, and annual stints as LTC (R) German Airforce at the Ministry of Defence/security policy section (national security clearance). May-Britt U. Stumbaum graduated with an MSc in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and received her Ph.D. from the Freie Universität Berlin on EU-China relations (trade/security). Dr. Stumbaum is married with four kids and lives in Berlin, Bremen, and Bavaria.

You can check out her Linkedin profile here: https://de.linkedin.com/in/dr-may-britt-u-stumbaum-358b732

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Some of her publications are:

Stumbaum, May-Britt U. (2014) Transatlantic Cooperation on China: More Than an Ocean Between, Transatlantic Perspectives, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), 8 Dec 2014, http://www.aicgs.org/publication/transatlantic-cooperation-on-china-more-than-an-ocean-between/

Stumbaum, May-Britt U. (2013) Responding to Change in Asia-Pacific, NFG Policy Paper Series, No. 1, June 2013, https://asianperceptions.eu/system/files/private/NFG_Policy_Paper_01_2013_May-Britt_0.pdf

Stumbaum, May-Britt U. (2012) “How Asia views the EU. Security in an interpolar world”, NFG Working Paper Series, 1, NFG Research Group “Asian Perception of the EU”, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin

Stumbaum, May-Britt U. (2012) “Security and EU-China Relations”,Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 19 April 2012: http://www.uscc.gov/hearings/2012hearings/written_testimonies/12_4_19/Stumbaum.pdf

Stumbaum, May-Britt U. (2012) "How to Make the Strategic Partnership Work: EU Cooperation with China in Security Affairs", Clingendael Asia Forum, 12 July 2012: http://www.clingendael.nl/publications/2012/20120712_research_cas_clingendaelasiaforum_stumbaum.pdf

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