May-Britt U. Stumbaum, PhD, is Head of the NFG Research Group "Asian Perceptions of the EU" at the Free University of Berlin, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research. Previous positions included Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director, China and Global Security Programme/subsequently Head of EU-China Project, at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Fritz Thyssen Fellow at WCFIA, Harvard University, Head of the International Forum on Strategic Thinking/Senior Researcher, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Head of Asia Department, Berlin Partner and Seminar Leader for the Bosch Foundation. May-Britt U. Stumbaum worked as a Visiting Fellow at several renowned European and Chinese think tanks. She is a co-founder of Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS.de) and served as its president from 2003 – 2008.
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 PhD from the Free University of Berlin on "Decision-Making in EU Foreign and Security Policy towards the PR China".
Main fields of interest
Processes of transfer and diffusion in European foreign and security policy towards Asia (particularly India and China), deviating perceptions and connotations in EU-Asian relations, security policy, dual-use technology transfer
KFG Associated Research Project
NFG Research Group 'Asian Perceptions of the EU': "External views on the EU as a Civilian Power – India and China in Comparison", funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research's initiative "Europa von Außen gesehen".