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Allen R. Carlson

Associate Professor


Allen Carlson is an Associate Professor in Cornell University’s Government Department. He was granted his PhD from Yale University’s Political Science Department. His undergraduate degree is from Colby College. In 2005 he was chosen to participate in the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program, and he currently serves as Director of Cornell’s China and Asia Pacific Studies program and advisor of its East Asia Program. Carlson is currently working on a project exploring the issue of nontraditional security in China’s emerging relationship with the rest of the international system. 


  • China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program
  • Government

Graduate Fields

  • Asian Studies
  • Government
  • Public Affairs


  • International Relations
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Asian Security


Spring 2022

Fall 2022