Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His area of research is the geopolitical significance of the rise of China as a global power. He is the coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre.
Frans-Paul studied history at Leiden University, where he also wrote a PhD dissertation on Dutch corporate strategies and political risk in early twentieth-century China. From 2007-2012 he was the editor-in-chief of Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions. Prior to joining Clingendael he worked at Nyenrode Business University, where he conducted research for private and public sector actors regarding international corporate social responsibility and the role of multinational corporations in developing countries.