Date: June 29, 2011
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (Please come early to eat dinner)
Location: Capitol Building HC-5
Topic: With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, how can American companies innovate to beat global competition and reach untapped markets? Can the United States maintain its economic primacy against the rise of the rest? Please join us as representatives from the U.S. government, academia, and the business communities, will address these questions and more.
Winter Casey, Senior Policy Analyst, Google Inc.
Ronnie Chatterji, Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Douglas Goudie, Director of International Trade Policy, National Association of Manufacturers
Joshua Wu, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Guru Sethupathy, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Welcome and Dinner 6:30pm – 6:40pm
Welcoming Remarks 6:40pm – 6:45pm
Panel Discussion 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Q & A 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Winter Casey serves as a senior policy analyst at Google with a focus on trade and free expression issues. Prior to joining Google, Ms. Casey was a journalist in Washington, D.C. for nearly a decade. She spent more than five years with the National Journal Group, including nearly four years as a reporter on international issues for Technology Daily. Her National Journal magazine story, “Why They Lobby,” was featured in the 2009-2010 McGraw-Hill textbook on American government. As a journalist, Casey also worked for USA Today and The Washington Times. Her international experience includes working for The Council on Hemispheric Affairs, the U.S. State Department International Visitors Program, and Universidad Jose Cecilio Del Valle in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Casey, who hails from Maine, graduated cum laude from Simon’s Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Ronnie Chatterji is an associate professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Chatterji is currently on leave at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He investigates some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Health Sector Management Program, and the Corporate Sustainability Initiative at Duke University. His work has been cited by various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The New Republic.
Douglas Goudie is the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Director of International Trade Policy. He has primary responsibility for directing NAM’s efforts on bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements, working with the U.S. Trade Representative, Commerce, Treasury, State, and other Administration departments. Mr. Goudie also represents the NAM as the primary lobbyist on trade policy issues before Congress. He has primary responsibility for directing NAM’s trade policy work with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international forums. Mr. Goudie also has primary responsibility for customs and border issues, including as secretary of the NAM-led Customs & Border Coalition and as co-chair of the Better Border Business (B3) Coalition. Mr. Goudie serves as NAM’s primary trade liaison with other business organizations in Washington, DC and around the world. Mr. Goudie joined the NAM in March, 2007. Mr. Goudie graduated from Albion College (MI) in 1992 with a B.A. in Russian & English and has a MSFS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Joshua Wu is an International Trade Specialist in the Office of the China and Mongolia (OCM) at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Mr. Wu’s focus at the Commerce Department is on trade and investment issues related to innovation and industrial policies. He has worked on a number of U.S.-China dialogues, including the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) and the Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Wu worked overseas for Gide Loyrette Nouel, a French law firm, and Motorola. In addition to his work in trade policy, he has worked in media and is also a restaurateur. A native of California, he was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and also studied at Peking University’s law center.
Guru Sethupathy is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. His research investigates the effects of globalization on firms, jobs, workers, productivity, and inequality. He previously served as consultant with the World Bank and as a summer fellow at the Federal Reserve Board. Prior to that, he was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group for J.P. Morgan and was also a founder of an Internet/software company. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.