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.



Wendy Cutler joins Brooke Baldwin and economist Diane Swonk to discuss the consequences of the latest round of trade talks with China.
In an op-ed for The New York Times, Wendy Cutler writes that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in trouble.
PBS's Frontline asks what led the world's two largest economies to the brink.
Wendy Cutler joins CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the latest on U.S.-China trade.
Wendy Cutler joins Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia to discuss U.S.-China relations following a deal to end the trade conflict.
Wendy Cutler makes the case for working with others on China in an op-ed published by Axios.
Wendy Cutler joins CNBC's Squawk Box to explain sticking points in ongoing trade talks between U.S. and China.
Wendy Cutler joined Bloomberg to discuss the prospects of the U.S. and China to reach a trade deal.
Wendy Cutler joins David Dollar for a Brookings podcast on how to enforce a trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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