Wendy Cutler

Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office

Wendy Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as vice president in November 2015. She also serves as the managing director of the 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 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. 

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

Reports

Commentary

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ASPI's Wendy Cutler and James Green assess the significance of the latest RCEP meeting hosted by China.
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Wendy Cutler talks trade with Representative Joaquin Castro on The Diplomatic Cable podcast.
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Wendy Cutler lays out the prospects and issues for U.S.-China talks in Shanghai on CNBC.
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Wendy Cutler discusses the latest U.S.-China trade talks on NPR’s All Things Considered.
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Wendy Cutler and Kevin Doyle share their insights on Asian trade with The Diplomat.
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Wendy Cutler talks US-China trade with Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call podcast.
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Wendy Cutler provides her expert analysis on renewed trade talks in an interview with the U.S.-China Business Council.
Asia Society Policy Institute leaders Kevin Rudd, Wendy Cutler, and Daniel Russel discuss President Trump's trip to the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, as well as his surprise meeting with Kim Jong Un.
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Wendy Cutler assesses the prospects for U.S.-China trade talks ahead of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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