John VerWey

Non-Resident Research Fellow Print Bio

John VerWey is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Additionally, he is an East Asia National Security Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. At PNNL, John focuses on critical technology protection, export controls, supply chain security, and nonproliferation in the context of U.S.-China technology competition. He is also a non-resident fellow at The National Bureau of Asian Research. Previously, John served in several roles at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a staff liaison to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) at USTR and supported investigations for the executive branch and congressional committees on economic competitiveness issues at the USITC and Commerce. Prior to federal government service, he consulted for The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and worked as a program manager at the American Enterprise Institute.

John’s research has been published by the USITC, the Journal of International Commerce and Economics, IEEE-Computer, and CSET, among others, and he has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He holds an MSc in international political economy from the London School of Economics and B.A.s in Asian studies and history from Gonzaga University. 

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