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Trade Matters: Lessons from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and Prospects for TPP

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

A panel discussion featuring

Wendy Cutler, Matthew P. Goodman, and Gheewhan Kim

Free trade agreements, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), have emerged as major issues in the 2016 campaign. Donald Trump has expressed hostility toward the very idea of free trade, and Hillary Clinton has voiced opposition to TPP. This panel discussion will focus on the economic and security aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Korean-United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), featuring speakers who were intimately involved in negotiating these agreements and in advising U.S. and Korean leaders on trade issues.

About the Speakers

Wendy Cutler is the Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Office of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Prior to joining ASPI, she served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, and in that capacity she was responsible for negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. She was also the Chief U.S. Negotiator for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and led the U.S. trade and investment agenda in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

Matthew P. Goodman is senior adviser for Asian economics and the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Before joining CSIS in early 2012, Goodman was White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and the East Asia Summit. He also served as director for international economics on the National Security Council staff, helping the president prepare for G-20 and G-8 summits.

Gheewhan Kim is the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York. From 2011 to 2015, he served as the Minister for Economic Affairs at the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC. Mr. Kim previously served as Director-General for Multilateral Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, dealing with WTO, APEC, OECD and G-20 trade matters. He was a senior official and chief negotiator for various WTO Doha Development Agenda negotiations. 


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