Christopher W. Bishop is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, an independent, non-partisan global think tank based in Calgary and Ottawa.
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 Japan and Sudan, and at the Department of State in Washington, 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 graduate 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.