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Advisory Board

Wendy Cutler

Vice President
Asia Society Policy Institute

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About Wendy Cutler

Wendy Cutler is the Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the managing director of the Institute’s Washington D.C. Office. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in Washington — strengthening its outreach as a think/do tank — and on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade and investment, as well as women’s empowerment in Asia. 

She joined ASPI in November 2015 following an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Most recently she served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, working on a range of U.S. trade negotiations and initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. In that capacity she was responsible for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including the bilateral negotiations with Japan. She also was the chief negotiator to the U.S.-Korea (Korus) Free Trade Agreement. 

Ms. Cutler received her master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University.

Please join us for a discussion of how the incoming Biden administration might address international trade and how the U.S.-Korea trade relationship might change with the new administration.

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November 2020

Six days after the long pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama sailed through the House and Senate, KEI and the Global Business Dialogue co-hosted an event discussing how those those involved in trade need to wrestle with the lessons-learned question "What happened?" and the even more urgent one "What next?".

In addition to these two broad topics, the panel also conversed on the implications of votes for the WTO, TPP, and the future of U.S. Trade Policy.

For a recording of the event, please click here for the MP3.

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October 2011
Wendy Cutler, Angela Ellard, Brian Pomper, Akin Gump Strauss Hower & Feld, John Murphy