Paul Schroeder

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mather House 315
Th 1:00-2:00pm or by appointment

Other Information

Degree: Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1987

Research Interests

China, International Relations, International Trade, Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy, the Environment.

The department is extremely pleased to be able to welcome Dr. Schroeder back for the 2016-17 Academic Year.

Paul brings a remarkable blend of practical experience, academic training, and wisdom into the classroom. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State in Chinese Politics in 1987, writing his dissertation on regional power in the Chinese political system. Before embarking on his Ph.D. studies, he was a journalist covering police, city, county and state government for several Ohio newspapers. While doing his dissertation research, Paul represented the State of Ohio Department of Development in Wuhan, China. He then joined the staff of the National Committee on U.S. ― China Relations in New York, managing programs in law and economics.

From 1995-2007, Dr. Schroeder was managing director of East-West Trade Development, Ltd., a firm that assisted American businesses with international trade opportunities, especially with China. He also co-founded Families of the Fallen for Change, a lobby group advocating a political solution to the Iraq war, and as part of that has worked with senior members of Congress to develop policy alternatives. Paul has taught a series of courses at CWRU in recent years, including SAGES courses on China and the Environment; POSC 272, Introduction to International Relations; POSC 370D on The Peoples Republic of China; POSC 370C, The United States and Asia; and POSC 374, Politics of Development in the Global South. He brings to our classroom remarkable experience in teaching, scholarship, working within China and within the foreign policy process of the United States.