Former US Trade Representative Michael Froman Explains Trade

Mar. 1 was the deadline for U.S.-China trade negotiations, making it so timely for us to discuss trade issues and policies. It's an honor for Policy Punchline to present our interview with Amb. Michael Froman, who will explain how trade negotiations happen, the advantages of multi-lateral trade deals, prospects of U.S.-China relations, Pres. Trump's underlying philosophy for trade...

Amb. Froman served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the U.S. trade representative from June 2013 to January 2017. He is a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; vice chairman and president, strategic growth, at Mastercard; and James R. Schlesinger distinguished professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs. He worked to open foreign markets for U.S. goods and services, enforce America’s rights in the global trading system, and foster development through trade.

A short video of the interview is attached below – this is the first time we’re introducing video to Policy Punchline! The video highlights some of the most fascinating ideas that Amb. Froman talked about in the interview, so make sure to check it out in addition to our full audio episode on the right side of this page!

Amb. Michael Froman

Amb. Michael Froman

Full Podcast Episode

Interview Footage

Photos from Interview

Photo Credit to Ans Nawaz (Princeton Class of 2021)

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