Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

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At A Glance:

Thomas J. Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and an expert on trade, manufacturing, economics, and foreign policy.

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Biography

Thomas J. Duesterberg is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. An expert of trade, manufacturing, economics, and foreign policy, Dr. Duesterberg leads project work on trade with Europe and China, reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO), global competition in advanced technologies such as 5G, and the strength of the US manufacturing sector.

Previously, Dr. Duesterberg was executive director of the Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Program at the Aspen Institute. From 1999 to 2011 he served as president and CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, an economic research and executive education organization based in Virginia. He was also director of the Washington office of Hudson Institute, assistant secretary for international economic policy at the US Department of Commerce, chief of staff to Rep. Chris Cox and Sen. Dan Quayle, and associate instructor at Stanford University. He co-wrote US Manufacturing: The Engine of Growth in a Global Economy and three other books, and is the author of over 200 articles in journals and major newspapers. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Manufacturing Public Policy Initiative at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the Board of Trustees of the American University of Rome. He is a graduate of Princeton University (BA) and Indiana University (MA, PhD).

Events
07
February 2023
Past Event
The Corrupting Influence of Chinese Development Aid in Angola
Featured Speakers:
Rafael Marques de Morais
Jenai Cox
Nate Sibley
Moderator:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Angolan President Joao Lourenco (R, front) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Luanda, Angola, Jan. 13, 2023. (Photo by Chen Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images)
07
February 2023
Past Event
The Corrupting Influence of Chinese Development Aid in Angola

Join Hudson Institute and International Republican Institute experts in welcoming award-winning Angolan investigative journalist Rafael Marques as he presents new information about the malign influence of Chinese aid.

Angolan President Joao Lourenco (R, front) meets with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Luanda, Angola, Jan. 13, 2023. (Photo by Chen Cheng/Xinhua via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Rafael Marques de Morais
Jenai Cox
Nate Sibley
Moderator:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
28
September 2022
Past Event
Establishing and Fortifying US National Security Supply Chains
Featured Speakers:
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
Edlyn Levine, PhD
Gilbert Kaplan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Daniel McKivergan
Staff Sgt. Neil Oltmer uses metallic inert gas welding to build a mounting plate on March 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua)
28
September 2022
Past Event
Establishing and Fortifying US National Security Supply Chains

The United States must have secure, reliable, and scalable supply chains for critical supplies and technologies. For decades there has been an overrel

Staff Sgt. Neil Oltmer uses metallic inert gas welding to build a mounting plate on March 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
Edlyn Levine, PhD
Gilbert Kaplan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Daniel McKivergan
09
September 2022
Past Event
Chinese Economic Decoupling Strategy against the United States
Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Lee
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation via video link in Beijing on November 29, 2021. (Photo by Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
09
September 2022
Past Event
Chinese Economic Decoupling Strategy against the United States

Many have paid attention to American efforts to partially decouple from China, but Beijing has been pursuing a much more extensive economic decoupling

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation via video link in Beijing on November 29, 2021. (Photo by Huang Jingwen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Lee
21
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Future of US Energy Production: A Conversation with Sen. Bill Cassidy
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Bill Cassidy
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Gas prices hit over 6 dollars per gallon at a petrol station in Los Angeles, California, on February 23, 2022. (Getty Images)
21
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Future of US Energy Production: A Conversation with Sen. Bill Cassidy

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, March 21. Register for the event here.

Gas prices hit over 6 dollars per gallon at a petrol station in Los Angeles, California, on February 23, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Bill Cassidy
Thomas J. Duesterberg