R. Matthew Barocas is the program coordinator for the Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining CSIS, Matthew received an MS in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing as a Schwarzman scholar. In Beijing, he researched U.S.-China diplomacy during crisis points in the bilateral relationship and experienced life under China’s zero-Covid policy. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida Honors Program with a BA in history and political science. Matthew is from Miami, Florida.