Roy D. Kamphausen

Commissioner Roy Kamphausen was appointed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2019. He is the President of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) America’s leading Asia-focused policy research institution. A specialist on a range of U.S.-Asia issues, Mr. Kamphausen is the author, contributing author, or co-editor of numerous publications, including chapters in NBR’s Strategic Asia series; the Carlisle People’s Liberation Army Conference series and the IP Commission’s Reports on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.  

Mr. Kamphausen is a senior adviser on East Asia for the University of Connecticut’s Office of Global Affairs. He has previously served as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  He lectures regularly at leading U.S. military institutions, including the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Kamphausen regularly briefs members of Congress and advises the U.S. Department of Defense.

Prior to joining NBR, Mr. Kamphausen served as a career U.S. Army officer. A China foreign area officer, his career included assignments as China policy director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Mr. Kamphausen holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University. He studied Chinese at both the Defense Language Institute and Beijing’s Capital Normal University.