Clark Fonda is a former U.S. Congressional Chief of Staff and was an original co-author and House-lead of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), a bill signed into law that strengthened and modernized the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and U.S. export controls. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Prague Security Studies Institute – Washington.

Clark’s successful, multi-year effort on FIRRMA helped redefine and steer U.S. trade and national security policy with China. His collective work on the bill helped garner formal endorsements from the President, multiple Cabinet Secretaries, five current and former Secretaries of Defense, and several private sector stakeholder companies.

Clark has spoken publicly on China policy numerous times, including addressing over 200 foreign Members of Parliament at multiple inter-parliamentary forum dialogues. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Irregular Warfare from the U.S. Naval War College. He is currently an evening student at the George Washington University Law School and is scheduled to graduate with a J.D. in May 2019.

Last Updated: April 11, 2019



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