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A discussion on the present and future of US trade policy

Please join the New American Engagement Initiative on Monday, May 17, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST for an event featuring Wendy Cutler, Vice President at the Asia Society Policy Institute, in conversation with Nick Wadhams, Senior Foreign Policy Reporter at Bloomberg News, on the present and future of US trade policy.

This Future Foreign Policy event explores the future of US trade strategy. Does the United States have a trade strategy and, if not, what should such a strategy look like? Given the pledges from the Biden administration to pursue “a foreign policy for the middle class,” can the United States develop a trade strategy for the middle class?

The Future Foreign Policy series aims to foster discussions that touch on some of the key underlying assumptions that have guided US foreign policy, and engage in a critical assessment of the policies that flow from these core assumptions. By embracing new perspectives, and featuring next-generation foreign policy leaders, NAEI’s organizers hope to expand the US toolkit to solve traditional threats, confront emerging challenges, and enable greater and more robust global engagement. To this end, our invitees bring much-needed diversity into the national security dialogue. The speakers include not only those from traditionally underrepresented groups in Washington foreign policy circles, but also those who represent a range of viewpoints.


Wendy Cutler
Vice President
Asia Society Policy Institute

In conversation with

Nick Wadhams
Senior Foreign Policy Reporter
Bloomberg News

Introduced by

Q&A moderated by

Closing remarks by