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Partnerships for Prosperity: U.S. Leadership in the Global Economy

July 25, 2022 • 9:00 – 10:00 am EDT

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Please join the CSIS Strategic Technologies Program for an in-person discussion with Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves. The Deputy Secretary will share how the U.S. Department of Commerce is promoting US competitiveness, creating opportunities, and safeguarding democracy -- what President Biden has called "the defining challenge of our time." The Deputy Secretary will discuss three areas of focus for Commerce's international economic agenda: (1) leveraging strategic economic alliances, like the TTC, the IPEF, and the Quad; (2) the role of export controls and CFIUS; and (3) promoting the U.S. private sector as an international partner.

This in-person event will feature a keynote address from Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, followed by a fireside conversation between the Deputy Secretary and James Lewis, SVP and Director of the CSIS Strategic Technologies Program.

Deputy Secretary Don Graves is the 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Graves brings decades of experience in the private sector, government, and nonprofits to the Department of Commerce. Most recently, he served as Counselor to President Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential campaign. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations at KeyBank. During the Obama-Biden Administration, Graves served as Counselor and Domestic and Economic Policy Director for then-Vice President Biden; Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness; and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development, and Housing Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, among other roles. The Deputy Secretary holds a BA from Williams College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program