The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Mrs. Clare Richardson-Barlow is a PhD candidate in East Asian Studies and the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. Her research examines the expansion of cross-border electricity trade in East Asia and the prospects for regional energy market integration. She also teaches at the university, leading undergraduate modules on East Asian political economy topics.
Prior to joining the University of Leeds, Mrs. Richardson-Barlow worked for many years at policy research organizations in Washington, D.C., including the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Most recently, she was Assistant Director for Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs at NBR. Mrs. Richardson-Barlow has contributed to two book publications and multiple reports and articles written on energy and trade topics. She has managed a variety of conferences and international summits, led research trips throughout Asia, and directed policy programming and research development. Mrs. Richardson-Barlow holds an MA in International Development and Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She also holds a BA in Politics and Government with a Chinese minor from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where she graduated cum laude. She has completed professional certificate programs at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.