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Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series: The Trade Guys

Join the Center for Global Business for the first Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series of the academic year. The center and executive director Rebecca Bellinger will host a live podcast with The Trade Guys, where trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day.

Speaker Bios

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a senior adviser with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, focusing on leadership development programs for public- and private-sector executives. From 2012 until 2017, he held the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS. The Scholl Chair focuses on key issues in the global economy, such as international trade, investment, competitiveness, and innovation. From 1997 to 2012, Miller was director for global trade policy at Procter & Gamble, a leading consumer products company. In that position, he was responsible for the full range of international trade, investment, and business facilitation issues for the company. He led many campaigns supporting U.S. free trade agreements and has been a contributor to U.S. trade and investment policy over many years. Miller is a member of the State Department’s advisory committee on international economic policy. Earlier in his career, he was a manufacturing, marketing, and government relations executive for Procter & Gamble in the United States and Canada.

William Alan Reinsch

William Reinsch holds the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is a senior adviser at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. Previously, he served for 15 years as president of the National Foreign Trade Council, where he led efforts in favor of open markets, in support of the Export-Import Bank and Overseas Private Investment Corporation, against unilateral sanctions, and in support of sound international tax policy, among many issues. From 2001 to 2016, he concurrently served as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, teaching courses in globalization, trade policy, and politics.

Reinsch also served as the undersecretary of commerce for export administration during the Clinton administration. Prior to that, he spent 20 years on Capitol Hill, most of them as senior legislative assistant to the late Senator John Heinz (R-PA) and subsequently to Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). He holds a BA and an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies respectively.

Date & Time

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • 5:00 PM Washington D.C.
  • 10:00 PM London
  • 11:00 PM Geneva
  • 11:00 PM Cape Town
  • 2:30 AM Mumbai
  • 5:00 AM Singapore