The Annenberg-Dreier Commission

ADC is special focus program that seeks to strengthen the free flow of goods, services, capital, information, ideas, and people throughout the greater Pacific. Inspired by the congressional work of Chairman Dreier, the ADC is an affiliated program under the Dreier Roundtable focused on addressing policy challenges within these areas by developing concise, actionable recommendations that are readily adoptable by key stakeholders. ADC’s world class, bipartisan Advisory Board is chaired by Ambassador Jon Huntsman and former White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, and includes three former U.S. Secretaries of State (Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, and Colin Powell), and numerous other prominent leaders.  ADC enjoys access to the Sunnylands Retreat near Palm Springs for selective convening activities. Often called the “Camp David of the West,” Sunnylands is a magnificent historic venue capable of hosting a small dinner or event and may also be used for more selective Roundtable events.

Recent Events

International economic architecture for trade and investment in the 21st century

September 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
Saul/Zilkha Rooms, Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Panelists

Caroline Atkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, National Security Council

His Excellency Ambassador Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States

David Dreier, Distinguished Fellow, Brookings Institution

Moderator

Joshua P. Meltzer, Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

When the World Trade Organization (WTO) convenes its 10th Ministerial meeting in Nairobi in December, the global trade landscape could look very different than the one we are familiar with today. The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may be finalized, the European Union and the United States may have concluded a framework for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement in Asia should be close to finalization, and the Trade in Services Agreement is likely to become a new and potentially very significant plurilateral agreement at the WTO. Given these significant changes in the international economic architecture and how they address 21st century trade issues—such as the ever-rapidly growing role of digital trade—the challenges and opportunities for crafting a new set of international rules for trade and investment are immense.

The Brookings Institution and the Annenberg-Dreier Commission co-hosted a panel discussion on the evolving nature of these trade agreements, the opportunities and challenges they present for addressing 21st century trade issues, and what they mean more broadly for the future of the multilateral trading system at the WTO.

 

Recent Projects

The Cross Border Data Flows Project is a partnership between the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Annenberg-Dreier Commission. The project was launched in May 2013 in Los Angeles, with the goal of identifying principles that businesses can endorse that address the economic and international trade importance of cross border data flows—and figuring out how to balance those interests with the need for government regulation to achieve other legitimate objectives such as addressing cybercrime.

The project report, entitled “The Importance of the Internet and Transatlantic Data Flows for U.S. and EU Trade and Investment,” available for download here. To sign up for this event, please click here.

Recent Videos

Interview DeFacto, Mongolian TV, 8/19/2015

Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (known as Jargal DeFacto), host of Interview DeFacto, a weekly television talk show broadcast on Eagle News, MNB and NTV in Mongolia, discusses Mongolia’s transition to democracy and related topics with David Dreier.

Milken Institute Global Conference, 4/28/2015

David Dreier participated in a panel discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international agreement to expand trade among the U.S., Japan, Australia and nine other Pacific Rim countries by making it easier for money and goods to flow across national borders. The panel, part of the 2015 Milken Institute Global Conference, also included Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States; Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO, East West Bank; and Stefan Selig, Undersecretary for International Trade, and Executive Director, President’s Export Council.