About the Author
Kathleen (Kate) Walsh is a Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center. Walsh is a recognized expert on international nonproliferation and export control issues. In 2000/01, she served as Senior Technical Advisor and Analyst for the Study Group on Enhancing Multilateral Export Controls for US National Security. This Congressionally mandated group completed its work in April 2001 with the publication of a bipartisan, consensus report on how to reform multilateral export controls to better serve US national security interests in the 21st century. Walsh also founded a new initiative --the Stimson Center Fellowship in China-- a program designed for international security experts in the United States to gain a better understanding of modern China and that address the nexis of issues linking technology, trade, and international security.
Previously, Walsh was a Senior Associate at DFI International, a private defense consulting firm based in Washington, DC. Walsh was the principal investigator for several US Government-funded studies analyzing new ideas for reforming US export controls, implications for US-China relations from deployment of national and theater ballistic missile defense programs, foreign commercial technology transfers to China, and Chinese science and technology development policies. Her extensive background in US-China relations and Asian regional security includes research assistance to the US Department of State, the National Committee on US-China Relations, the East Asian Institute at Columbia University, and the American Enterprise Institute. Walsh holds a MA in International Security Policy from Columbia University and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.