Donnelly Talks Trade, Investment at ACFR Annual Conference

USCIB Vice President for Investment Policy Shaun Donnelly was the closing keynote speaker at the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR)  22nd annual conference in Washington, April 28. The overall conference theme this year was “Commerce, Investment and Trade: American Prosperity in an Uncertain World.”

Donnelly’s remarks focused on the trade and investment policy opportunities and challenges confronting the new Administration. In a lively question and answer session, Donnelly offered perspectives on issues from NAFTA renegotiation, trade deficits, competition from China to promoting American innovation. ACFR is an association of local foreign policy programming and discussion groups in thirteen major cities around the country.

“It’s encouraging to see a mainline foreign policy group such as ACFR focusing increasingly on economic, trade, and competitiveness,” said Donnelly. “As former Secretary of State John Kerry always said, economic policy is foreign policy and foreign policy is economic policy.”

Staff Contact:   Eva Hampl

Senior Director, Investment, Trade and Financial Services
Tel: 202.682.0051

Eva Hampl coordinates USCIB work on investment and financial policy issues. She is responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to relevant USCIB committees and participating in membership development activities. Before joining USCIB in 2014, Hampl completed a GE fellowship in its Global Government Affairs and Policy division. Prior to her fellowship she served as a trade associate with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
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