Christopher W. Bishop is a Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies at the University of Ottawa, where his work focuses on relations between Canada, China, and the United States. He is also a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and has been awarded a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in Canada for 2020-21.
A former U.S. diplomat, he served most recently as First Secretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he was the Embassy’s primary analyst of Chinese internal politics and the Communist Party leadership. He has also served overseas in Taiwan, Japan, and Sudan, and in Washington at the Department of State, where he was Special Assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and later to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and pursued advanced studies in history at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. He also holds a master’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and masters degrees in history from Yale University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.