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Roy Kamphausen Appointed to U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) announces the appointment of Roy D. Kamphausen, Senior Vice President for Research at NBR, to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). Mr. Kamphausen was appointed on April 9 by the Senate Majority Leader. The USCC was created by Congress in 2000 "to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action." Mr. Kamphausen is the first USCC Commissioner appointed from NBR.


"Roy Kamphausen's appointment to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is well deserved and a very positive step for our country."

—Richard J. Ellings, NBR President


Mr. Kamphausen will continue to serve as NBR Senior Vice President for Research and Deputy Director of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property. He is an expert on U.S.-Asia issues, including China's People's Liberation Army, U.S.-China defense relations, East Asian security, innovation, and intellectual property protection. He has served as author, contributing author, or co-editor of numerous publications, including chapters in NBR's Strategic Asia series, the Carlisle People's Liberation Army Conference series, and the IP Commission's Report on the Theft of American Intellectual Property and its 2017 Update. He has presented on these topics throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe to government and corporate decision-makers. Mr. Kamphausen is frequently cited in U.S. and international media, including CNN, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, National Public Radio, Newsweek, and the New York Times.

Prior to joining NBR, Mr. Kamphausen served as a career U.S. Army officer. As a China foreign area officer, his career included assignments as China policy director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. He studied Chinese at both the Defense Language Institute and Beijing's Capital Normal University.

Mr. Kamphausen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Senior Adviser on East Asia for the University of Connecticut's Office of Global Affairs. He lectures regularly at leading U.S. military institutions, including the United States Military Academy (West Point) and the U.S. Army War College.


"I am honored by the opportunity to serve as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an important body committed to providing analysis and tailored recommendations to Congress on a range of issues related to the United States' most critical bilateral relationship in the 21st century."

—Roy Kamphausen


Current USCC commissioners are Chairman Robin Cleveland, Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew, the Honorable Carte P. Goodwin, Dr. Glenn Hubbard, the Honorable Jonathan N. Stivers, the Honorable James Talent, the Honorable Katherine C. Tobin, Michael R. Wessel, and Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.


Roy Kamphausen
Senior Vice President, Research
The National Bureau of Asian Research


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