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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Wendy Cutler details three things the Trump administration finally got right after 18 months of negotiations with China.
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Wendy Cutler joins Trend Lines podcast for a conversation about Trump’s trade policy, the major trade-related developments of 2019 and the big stories to watch in the coming year.
Key structural issues must be resolved during the next phase of negotiations before the world's two largest economies can set aside their differences.
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Wendy Cutler joined CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks.
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Wendy Cutler outlines the remaining challenges to reaching a U.S.-Japan trade deal.
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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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