Research Associate, National Security and International Policy



Michael Clark

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Michael Clark is a research associate for China policy in the National Security and International Policy department at American Progress, where he works on diverse China-focused policy portfolios, including geopolitical/economic competitiveness, climate change, critical minerals, and technology. His work entails frequent travel to and engagement with the People’s Republic of China. He recently joined the Council on Foreign Relations’ Young Professionals cohort, through which he attends briefings, discussions, and networking events centered around international relations.

Prior to joining American Progress, Clark interned as a China analyst at the U.S. Department of State, worked as a cocktail bartender, and did freelance translation work. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and French languages from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in international politics/China studies from Johns Hopkins University’s Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. He speaks French (DALF C2) and Chinese (C1).


柯迈克是美国进步中心的对华政策副研究员。他的研究工作主要聚焦于气候变化、关键矿产、科技、以及地缘政治和经济竞争等多方面相关政策领域。他的工作需要频繁前往中国并与中国同行开展交流。最近,柯迈克成为美国外交关系委员会(Council on Foreign Relations)的青年专业人员群体成员,通过该组织参与各类围绕国际关系的简报会、讨论以及专业社交活动。

在加入美国进步中心之前,他曾在美国国务院担任中国分析实习生,还从事过调酒师以及自由职业翻译工作。 他拥有弗吉尼亚大学的中文和法文语言学士学位,以及南京大学–约翰斯·霍普金斯大学中美文化研究中心的国际政治硕士学位。柯迈克精通中文(C1)和法语(C2)。

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