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Wendy Cutler

Asia Society Policy Institute

Wendy Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) as vice president in November 2015 and serves as the managing director of the ASPI Washington, D.C. office. In these roles, she focuses on building ASPI’s presence in Washington, strengthening its outreach as a think 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 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. Cutler received her master’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and is a participant in the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues Research Group on Managing Strategic Competition.

  • Worked on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, including bilateral negotiations with Japan.
  • Served as the chief negotiator to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.