James Goodrich

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Wadhwani Center for AI and Advanced Technologies
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James Goodrich

Jimmy Goodrich is a leading expert on technology, geopolitics, and national security with a focus on China and East Asia. He is a senior advisor for technology analysis to the RAND Corporation and a nonresident fellow at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, where he works in various capacities on research regarding China, technology, and national competitiveness. Jimmy was previously the vice president for global policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where he led the industry’s supply chain, international trade, export control, global market research, and China efforts. His work at SIA included research on Chinese industrial policy and chip industry economics, efforts to successfully secure $52 billion in funding for the CHIPS and Science Act, and navigating complex multinational export control and other national security issues. Jimmy was also the director for China policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) in Washington D.C., and prior to that spent seven years in the tech sector in China. Jimmy holds a bachelor’s degree in comparative politics and East Asian studies from Ohio University. Jimmy is professionally fluent in Mandarin and is a board member of the American Mandarin Society, which seeks to promote mandarin language study in the United States.

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