The rivalry between the United States and China is the defining feature of international politics today. China has grown increasingly aggressive in recent years, and China’s actions present unique threats to American economic and security interests.
Please join the American Security Project (ASP) on Friday, January 21 for a conversation with the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). Commission Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and vice-chair Dr. Robin Cleveland will join ASP chief executive officer Patrick Costello to discuss the USCC annual report to Congress and review economic, security, and political developments in the U.S.-China relationship.
About the Speakers
Carolyn Bartholomew was elected as Chairman of the Commission for the 2021 Report cycle. Chairman Bartholomew is the former Chief of Staff, Counsel, Legislative Director, and Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She also served as a Professional Staff Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Chairman Bartholomew previously served as the Commission’s Chairman for four report cycles and served as Vice Chairman for six report cycles. She was reappointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2023.
Dr. Robin Cleveland was elected as the Commission Vice Chairman for the 2021 Report cycle. She is currently a psychotherapist in private practice after earning her PhD in Counseling. Previously, she served as the Executive Director at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Chairman Cleveland worked in a variety of positions for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell including service on the Senate Intelligence, Foreign Relations, and Appropriations Committees. She has also served as former Counselor to the President of the World Bank, and as former Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Vice Chairman Cleveland was reappointed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022.