Dr. Clifford Kiracofe has been deeply involved in international affairs for over four decades in academia, in government, and in journalism.
Clifford has taught at Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, and the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College. Internationally, he has taught as a Foreign Expert at China Foreign Affairs University (Beijing). He has lectured at Peking University and Renmin University in Beijing and has conducted seminars at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing) and at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies. In Latin America, he has lectured at the University of Mexico and at Catholic University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In North Africa he has lectured in Morocco.
Clifford’s commitment to the global environment led him to work legislatively in the US Senate with Jacques Cousteau to support the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty. His longstanding interest in ICT led him to attend the United Nations “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)” held in Tunis in 2005 as an observer and guest of the Tunisian government.
Focusing on US-China public and private cooperation he is engaged in research and business development in support of the new Chinese “One Belt One Road” initiative. Clifford has been a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers (Association of Opinion Journalists) and writes regularly for Global Times (Beijing) and for China Investment (Beijing). He is a regular guest on China Radio International “People in the Know” program and on the CCTV “Dialogue” show.
Clifford holds BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Practice Areas: Education, international relations, public affairs, business development.