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Wendy Cutler

Wendy Cutler is vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and managing director of ASPI's Washington, D.C. office. In these roles, she focuses on expanding ASPI's presence in Washington and on leading initiatives that related to trade and investment, as well as women's empowerment in Asia. She joined ASPI following nearly a three-decade long career as a diplomat and negotiator in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, including serving as acting deputy U.S. trade representative. In that capacity, she worked on a range of U.S. trade negotiations and initiatives in Asia.

Jenny Kai

Jenny A. Kai is senior program officer at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and is based in Washington, D.C. She researches and manages projects related to U.S.-Asia trade policy, investment, regional prosperity, and women's empowerment. Prior to ASPI, Jenny was a policy consultant at a global boutique firm that advises multinational companies on political and regulatory affairs and market entry. She also has conducted research and co-published reports with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Strategy Group, Prime Minister's Office of Singapore.