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CLARE RICHARDSON-BARLOW

EDUCATION
University of Leeds, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, Leeds, UK
PhD, East Asian Studies, expected June 2019
• Dissertation: Trade Governance and Renewable Energy Integration
• Fully funded, recipient of the Leeds International Research Student Scholarship

Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy and Management, Beijing, China
Master’s Degree, Masters in International Development & Public Policy, June 2010, GPA: 3.5/4.0
• Thesis: “Green Security: Energy Security & Regional Cooperation in East Asia”
• Honors: Graduated in top 10% of Class; Achieved top 5% ranking in Thesis Defense
• Class Monitor (Student-faculty liaison)

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku Energy School, Baku, Azerbaijan
Professional Certificate Program: Energy Practicum, 2010

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, U.S.
Professional Certificate Program: Development Project Management Institute, January 2010

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Politics & Government, Minor in Chinese Language May 2008, GPA: 3.69/4.0
• Thesis: “The Globalization of Information Technology: Sino-U.S. Relations in the Information Age”
• Honors: Cum Laude Graduate (Top 10% of Class), Pacific University Dean’s List (2005-2008), Pacific University Rhodes Scholarship nominee (2008)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Washington, D.C.
NBR is a U.S. based nonpartisan think tank with the mission of informing and strengthening Asia-Pacific policy.

Assistant Director, Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs, July 2014-July 2015
• Lead research, publications, and activities for a range of initiatives in NBR’s trade, economic and energy research portfolio. Primary point of contact for active projects; management of global network of 3,000 authors & contributors; manage over $1 million worth of contracts focused on bridging the gap between
energy consumption and economic development; contribute to policy publications as an author and editor; manage staff of 5 in the DC office.

Project Manager, Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs, July 2013 –July 2014
• Provided management of research program focusing on trade and energy issues in Asia, with particular attention to emerging energy security issues in East Asia and economic and trade development in South Asia.
• Support Assistant Director with client outreach, congressional development, budget management, outreach materials, website updates, and coordination with partner organizations.
• Support Director on project development and management from initial planning stages through to deliverables, including: public reports, internal policy briefs, and the planning and execution of logistics for roundtables, conferences, and large-scale public events, including domestic and international programs.

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
CSIS is the largest bi-partisan think tank in the U.S. focused on finding answers to global, strategic policy questions in a variety of fields and topics.

Research Associate, Scholl Chair in International Business, July 2012 –July 2013
• Management of research program focusing on trade and economic issues of domestic and international importance. All aspects of project management including: fundraising, client outreach and management, proposal writing; project development and management from initial planning stages through to
deliverables, including: public reports, internal policy briefs, and the planning and execution of logistics for visiting guests, roundtables and conferences; All aspects of office management including: managing entire project budget, daily logistics, calendar coordination, social media outreach, and website and database
• Management of research program focusing on trade and economic issues of domestic and international importance. All aspects of project management including: fundraising, client outreach and management, proposal writing; project development and management from initial planning stages through to
deliverables, including: public reports, internal policy briefs, and the planning and execution of logistics for visiting guests, roundtables and conferences; All aspects of office management including: managing entire project budget, daily logistics, calendar coordination, social media outreach, and website and database
maintenance.

Research Associate, Offices of Dr. Harold Brown (former Sec. of Defense) and Raymond DuBois (former Under Sec. of Army), April 2012-September 2012
• Primarily provided assistance in publication of book, Star Spangled Security. Conducted fact checking, organization of all notes/footnotes, and provided organizational oversight between multiple parties involved in production process.

Graduate Intern, Energy & National Security Program, Spring-Fall 2011; Office of the President, Winter-Spring 2012.
• Contributed original research and content to over 15 reports or articles including but not limited to: natural gas post-Fukushima, world-wide shale gas investment, Alaskan-Arctic energy exploration, and China’s low carbon pathway. Analyzed U.S. oil and gas market fundamentals through data compilation, statistical and policy analysis that was released in a monthly, internal report.
• Managed and organized the 2012 Global Strategy Forum, CSIS’ premier conference, featuring experts and leaders in various foreign policy topics; oversaw production of the accompanying journal publication on
conference topics.

Nanjing South Eastern University, Nanjing, China
Graduate Teaching Assistant, International Business Course, January 2010
• Assisted professor in daily classroom duties, including processing assignments, aiding students in research and questions, and translation when needed.

POLICY PUBLICATIONS

The National Bureau of Asian Research (2013-2014)
• Author, Report: The Pacific Energy Summit 2015 (October 2015). Authored report and directed research on annual NBR conference, the Pacific Energy Summit, a high-level, invitation only conference held in Beijing, China in 2015 and aimed at fostering economic and energy cooperation among Asian-Pacific
economies. Report incorporated high level expert remarks, independent research, and quantitative analysis of global energy trends.
• Author, Article: “Changes to the Global Energy Landscape: Climate Change, Collaboration, and Clean Coal Tech in 2015” (January 2015).
• Author, Article: “Myanmar’s Political and Economic Development in 2014” (December 2014). Authored featured article in Strategic Asia 2014–15: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power, an annual
edited volume that includes economic, political and security assessments focused on U.S.-Asia policy.
• Author, Report: Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future (November 2014). Authored report and directed research on annual NBR conference, the Pacific Energy Summit, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea
in 2014.
• Author, Report: New Frontiers in Trans-Pacific Energy Trade (October 2014). Authored report and directed research on debate surrounding increased North American exports to Asia, incorporating senior level expert commentary and opinions from 2014 conference on the same topic. Report incorporated high level expert remarks, independent research, and quantitative analysis of global energy trends.
• Manager, Report: Myanmar’s Growing Regional Role (February 2014). Provided author oversight for a collaborative report on the development of Myanmar’s role in Southeast Asia as emerging ASEAN Chair. Worked in close contact with senior advisors and authors in developing the Special Report, including leading a research trip to Myanmar prior to publication release and providing editorial oversight.
• Author, Article: “Myanmar Steps into the Limelight” (December 2013). Sole author for an article on Myanmar’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2014. This was one article in an 11 article series published by the National Bureau of Asian Research, titled 2014 Asia Pacific Watch List.

China Energy Fund Committee (2013)
• Editorial Assistant, Book: China Energy Focus: Natural Gas 2013. Provided English language editing, including grammar, punctuation, and word choice, as well as fact checking and organization of material presented. Worked in close contact with the Senior Guest Editor to reach tight deadlines and a fast
turnaround time in preparation for the book launch in Washington, DC.

Center for Strategic & International Studies (2011-2013)
• Author/contributor, Report: A New Development Agenda: Trade, Development, and Procurement (March, 2014). Coauthored Report Chapter 3, “Procurement: Procurement System Modernization,” and provided research
and editing support.
• Author/contributor, Report: Enhancing Value Chains: An Agenda for APEC (November, 2013). Writing & research.
• Author/contributor, Newsletter: “International Business Quarterly” (quarterly publication, August 2012-August 2013). Editing, research, and writing on such topics as global value chains, tariffs, and North American trade.
• Contributor, Report: Department of Defense Presidential Appointment System (April 2011- August 2013). Ongoing research and maintenance.
• Contributor, Report: Crafting Asia Economic Strategy in 2013 (January 28, 2013). Editing, research, and writing assistance on trade topics.
• Contributor, Report: Prospects for Shale Gas Development in Asia (August 2012). Editing, research and data collection of Chinese shale gas prospects.
• Assistant, Report: “Global Forecast 2012” (April 2012). Assistance in publication process including coordination of multiple authors, editing, and photo layout.
• Contributor, Report: China—Leader or Laggard on the Path to a Secure, Low-Carbon Energy Future? (September 16, 2011). Writing and research assistance, data compilation.

Brookings Institute Press (2012)
• Assistant/contributor, Book: Star Spangled Security (September 2012). Provided fact checking, preparation and organization of all notes/footnotes, and organizational oversight between multiple parties involved in the production process.

The Arctic Institute (2012)
• Author, Article: “Risk Factor: Alaskan-Arctic Energy Resources” (January 30, 2012).

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Asian Strategies Towards the Northern Sea Route (2014, University of Turku, Finland)
• Workshop Presentation: PhD Proposal, “Barriers to Renewable Energy Trade in Asia.”

China-U.S. Young Scholars Dialogue 2014 (2014, Chengdu, China)
• Conference Article & Presentation: “Coal Use, Technology Development, and U.S. –China Leadership.”

Arctic Frontiers: Energies of the High North (2012, Bodo, Norway)
• Conference Presentation: “Arctic Oil and Gas: Alaska in an International Context.”

East West Center Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region (2011, University of Hawaii at
Manoa)
• Conference Presentation: “Energy Demands as a Foreign Policy Tool: China-Russian-Central Asian Energy Relations.”

International Studies Associate-West (2010, University of Southern California)
• Conference Presentation: “WHAT IF? Roundtable on the Cultural Causes of Development and Conflict.”

University of Hawaii SPAS Graduate Student Conference (2010, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
• Conference Presentation: “Green Security: Technology & Corroborative Security in East Asia.”

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) (2008, University of Victoria BC; 2010/2011, Portland State University)
• Conference Presentation: “The 2011 Arab Spring & China’s Energy Security Future,” (2011); “Green Security: Energy Security & Regional Cooperation in East Asia” (2010); “Information Technology & International Relations” (2008).
• Conference Journal Publication: “Green Security: Energy Security & Regional Cooperation in East Asia,” (2010); “The Globalization of Information Technology: Sino-U.S. Relations in the Information Age” (2008).

SPECIAL SKILLS

• Language: Chinese, Intermediate (8 years of formal study); Spanish, Beginner (4 years of formal study)
• 7 years’ experience researching and writing on international policy issues including: energy development, trade partnerships, foreign aid and assistance programs, and defense and security cooperation.

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