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
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

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30PM
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
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.

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
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
11
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Should Companies Subsidized by China Be Permitted to Buy US Tech Firms?
Featured Speakers:
Representative Scott Fitzgerald
Representative Greg Stanton
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Employees assemble phone components at a Lenovo/Motorola factory in Wuhan, China, on Aug. 20, 2021. (Getty Images)
11
February 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Should Companies Subsidized by China Be Permitted to Buy US Tech Firms?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Friday, February 11. Register for the event here.

Friday 12:00 - 12:30PM
Employees assemble phone components at a Lenovo/Motorola factory in Wuhan, China, on Aug. 20, 2021. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Scott Fitzgerald
Representative Greg Stanton
Thomas J. Duesterberg
10
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is China Headed for an Economic Crisis?
Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
A man takes a photo of a wall showing images of Communist Party Chairman and President Xi Jinping as part of a display at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China on June 25, 2021, in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
10
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is China Headed for an Economic Crisis?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Monday, January 10. Register for the event here.

Monday 12:00 - 1:00PM
A man takes a photo of a wall showing images of Communist Party Chairman and President Xi Jinping as part of a display at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China on June 25, 2021, in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
US Commerce Secretary Raimondo, Secretary of State Blinken, and European Commissioner Dombrovskis at the inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 29, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images)
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US Commerce Secretary Raimondo, Secretary of State Blinken, and European Commissioner Dombrovskis at the inaugural U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 29, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images)