Paul Carrington

Managing Director, East Asia Center
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Paul Carrington is Managing Director of the University of Washington East Asia Center, a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Working with faculty, students and a diverse range of off-campus partners, he is responsible for implementing the EAC’s mission to advance knowledge of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan throughout the UW and wider community. This includes developing K-12, college and university curriculum; hosting academic conferences, public lectures and trainings; facilitating study abroad; and administering FLAS fellowships.

Prior to his current role, Paul served for seven years as assistant director and lecturer for the UW Tacoma Institute for Global Engagement. In this capacity, he oversaw program administration, advising services, and taught Introduction to Global Studies courses that utilized place-as-text frameworks to orient undergraduates to themes in globalization and international relations. He also has three years’ experience teaching English in Japan.

Paul holds an MA in Comparative Politics and a BA in History & Politics from the University of York. His primary concentrations were in modern East Asian history, British history, developmental politics and international relations.