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USCPF Welcomes Dr. Bob Kapp to Our Executive Board

We would like to welcome our newest member, Dr. Robert Kapp, to the USCPF Executive Board. Currently the president of Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Dr. Kapp has spent four decades in the China field.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Kapp spent ten years as president of The U.S.-China Business Council. Founded in 1973, the Council is the principal organization of American companies engaged in trade and investment with China, and is supported by nearly three hundred leading U.S. corporations. In addition to guiding the business services, publications, and program activities of the U.S.-China Business Council, Dr. Kapp contributed regularly to informed U.S. dialogue on China, through Congressional testimony, published articles, media appearances, and presentations to educational and community organizations nationwide.

Prior to joining the U.S.-China Business Council, he served (1987-94) as president of the Washington Council on International Trade, a member-supported private organization in the state of Washington primarily concerned with trade policy issues. He was Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council from its founding in 1979 to 1987 and again from 1992 to 1994 concurrently with his position at the Washington Council on International Trade. Dr. Kapp graduated from Swarthmore College and received his Master's and doctoral degrees from Yale. His advanced training was in East Asian Studies and History, and from 1970 to 1980 he taught modern Chinese history at Rice University and the University of Washington. From 1986 to 1991, Dr. Kapp was Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Business Administration. He has published a number of scholarly studies in modern Chinese history. He also served as editor of The Journal of Asian Studies, a leading scholarly publication.

Dr. Kapp is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He and his wife Catherine live in Washington State and are parents of a daughter. We at the U.S.-China Policy Foundation are very excited to have Dr. Kapp on our board, and we look forward to his participation in our future programs.

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