Navigating the Interagency Process for China Policy

Over the last half century, the United States has relied on the National Security Council to coordinate competing interagency objectives to develop unified government policy priorities. As the Biden administration moves through the slowest ever Congressional confirmation process for its political appointees, a group of senior White House policy makers in the National Security Council and National Economic Council have assumed a prominent role in the early development of the administration’s China policy. Congress also plays a role in influencing and shaping the policy making process. How do these offices coordinate interagency policy making? What role does Congress have in shaping the government’s China strategy?

Please join the US-China Business Council for a discussion with Clete Willems and Justin McCarthy of Akin Gump, to discuss how the White House coordinates the interagency China policy making process and how different administrations have approached this issue. The program will also explore the influential of the legislative branch is on developing a China policy approach. Clete and Justin have extensive past experience working in past Administrations and with the hill on this important issue. 

This event is for US-China Business Council members and invited guests only. Registration is required. The deadline to register is March 29 at 2:00PM EST. Dial-in and virtual meeting information will be sent out on March 29 at 3:00PM EST.

Event Details

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 9:00am


Monday, March 29, 2021 - 2:00pm

Event Contact

Meg Kurdys
(202) 429-0340 x 208