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Clara Gillispie

Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Clara Gillispie is Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at NBR.

In this capacity, Ms. Gillispie leads research, publications, and activities for a range of initiatives, including the Energy Security Program, the Pacific Energy Summit, and the organization’s programming on China’s intellectual property rights, standards, and innovation strategies.

Prior to joining NBR in 2011, Ms. Gillispie served as a consultant for Detica Federal Inc. (now a part of BAE Systems), where she conducted program assessments and policy reviews for U.S. government clients. She has also worked at both the U.S. House Committee on Science, Technology, and Space and the American Chamber of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China.

Ms. Gillispie graduated from the London School of Economics and Peking University with a dual MSc in International Affairs. Her academic and research interests focus on energy security questions, as well as technology and security in East Asia, including Sino-U.S. technology transfer policies and the behavior of Chinese netizens. Prior to her graduate studies, Ms. Gillispie received her BS from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, for language training. Her research and analysis have been featured in both U.S. and international media outlets, including NPR’s Marketplace.

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