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Thursday, May 20, 2021

China and Emerging Technologies

Start Date: 5/20/2021 10:00 AM EDT
End Date: 5/20/2021 11:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual

Organization Name: WIIT

Mary Simpkins
Email: info@wiit.org
Phone: (202) 869-3775

The Technology & Digital Economy Program Section of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to an off-the-record panel discussion on China and emerging technologies. As the Biden Administration and 117th Congress work to strengthen US innovation, bolster US competitiveness, and counter China’s rise, this panel will explore recent policy and legislative developments on the digital trade, supply chain security, and export control front. With the introduction of President Biden’s infrastructure plan, Senator Schumer’s Endless Frontier Act, and USTR’s 2021 National Trade Estimate Report, panelists will discuss the future of US digital trade and technology policy. 


  • Emma Rafaelof, Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Claire Sanderson, Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator John Cornyn
  • Naomi Wilson, Vice President of Policy, Asia, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

Emma Rafaelof is a Policy Analyst on the Economics and Trade team at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Before joining in 2020, Emma was a senior manager of policy for Asia at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) where she focused on the cybersecurity, privacy, global standardization and international trade. Emma also previously interned at the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Office of China Affairs focusing on technology policy and intellectual property issues in the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. She holds a M.A. in Asian Studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in Chinese, English, and Asian Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Claire Sanderson, Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator John Cornyn

Naomi Wilson serves as vice president of policy, Asia at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). Prior to joining ITI, Naomi served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where she most recently held the position of acting director for Asia-Pacific. In that capacity, she played a leading role on cybersecurity, law enforcement, and customs cooperation issues related to Asia and served as a senior advisor to Secretary Jeh Johnson. During her tenure at DHS, Naomi led development and implementation of priority policy initiatives for DHS engagement with China, including secretarial engagements and agreements. She worked closely with interagency colleagues to negotiate and implement agreements stemming from the September 2015 State visit between Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, including managing the U.S.-China High-Level Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues for DHS.


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