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Affirming American Leadership

The CSIS Trade Commission on Affirming American Leadership is focused on developing a positive trade agenda for the United States. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has wielded its unmatched economic strength with strong policy leadership as tools of international influence and American grand strategy. The United States has built global institutions, showcased the virtues of core American values, and spread peace and prosperity around the world. Today, nearly 20 years into the twenty-first century, the world is being reshaped by accelerating technological advances and geopolitical shifts. At home, the United States faces growing economic inequality and rapidly changing workforce needs. Abroad, economic competitors are growing into rivals, threatening American economic leadership on the world stage. These developments create challenges to U.S. economic leadership with roots at home and abroad. CSIS has convened this high-level commission to examine these challenges and offer recommendations to cement American trade leadership in the twenty-first century.

To learn more about the commission, visit our microsite.

CSIS Experts

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Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics
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Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education

Recent Events


Co-Chairs


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Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky

Partner at WilmerHale; former USTR from 1997-2001
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William E. Brock

William E. Brock

Former CSIS Counselor and Trustee

Commissioners


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Dr. Byron G. Auguste

Dr. Byron G. Auguste

CEO & CO-Founder, Opportunity@Work
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Mr. Ajay Banga

Mr. Ajay Banga

CEO & President of Mastercard
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Dr. Craig Barrett

Dr. Craig Barrett

Former Chairman & CEO of Intel Corporation from 1998-2009
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Mr. Gary J. Baumgartner

Mr. Gary J. Baumgartner

President & CEO of GJB Inc.
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Mr. Joshua Bolten

Mr. Joshua Bolten

President & CEO of the Business Roundtable; Former White House Chief of Staff from 2006-2009
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Ms. Joyce Chang

Ms. Joyce Chang

Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
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Mr. David Cohen

Mr. David Cohen

Partner at WilmerHale; Former Deputy Director of the CIA from 2015-2017
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Mr. Zippy Duvall

Mr. Zippy Duvall

President of the American Farm Bureau Federation
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Dr. Richard Levin

Dr. Richard Levin

Former President of Yale University from 1993-2013
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Mr. Henry H. McVey

Mr. Henry H. McVey

Member & Head of Global Macro & Asset Allocation, CIO of KKR Balance Sheet, KKR
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Mr. Michael J. Rogers

Mr. Michael J. Rogers

Former U.S. Representative (MI-08)
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Ms. Kavita Shukla

Ms. Kavita Shukla

Founder & CEO of FreshPaper
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Mr. Jay Timmons

Mr. Jay Timmons

President & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers
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Dr. Laura D. Tyson

Dr. Laura D. Tyson

Distinguished Professor at the Hass School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; former U.S. Council of Economic Advisers Chairwomen