Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten joined Clingendael in 2007, where he is a Senior Research Fellow. His research is aimed at understanding the consequences of the rise of China as a major power and of China’s New Silk Road strategy. He is a co-coordinator for Clingendael Geostrategic Risks, which provides geopolitical analysis for the private sector, and a co-editor for Clingendael’s New Silk Road Forum.
He has published articles in various international newspapers and journals, including Financial Times, Enterprise & Society, Europe’s World, Global Policy, International Herald Tribune and Journal of Business Ethics. He has also published in Dutch media such as NRC Handelsblad, Het Financieele Dagblad, Volkskrant, Trouw, and Internationale Spectator.
Frans-Paul van der Putten has an MA in history from Leiden University. In 2001 be obtained his PhD degree at Leiden based on a dissertation on business strategies of Dutch companies in pre-WW II China. Between 2007 and 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction. Prior to joining Clingendael he worked at Nyenrode Business University, where he did research for private and public sector actors regarding international corporate social responsibility and the role of multinational corporations in developing countries.