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.

Research Associate
Alexander Aibel

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 United States manufacturing sector.

Previously, Dr. Duesterberg was executive director of the Manufacturing and Society in the Twenty-First 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 300 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
05
February 2024
Past Event
How to Deter China Economically with Representative Frank Lucas
Featured Speakers:
Representative Frank Lucas
Thomas J. Duesterberg
A man walks past the People's Bank of China building on December 25, 2023, in Beijing, China. (Jiang Qiming/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
05
February 2024
Past Event
How to Deter China Economically with Representative Frank Lucas

Join Representative Frank Lucas (OK-3) and Senior Fellow Tom Duesterberg for a conversation on steps Congress could take to defend Taiwan from an increasingly belligerent China.

A man walks past the People's Bank of China building on December 25, 2023, in Beijing, China. (Jiang Qiming/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Frank Lucas
Thomas J. Duesterberg
25
January 2024
Past Event
Countering China’s International Objectives: A New Global Alliance Based on Pillars for Freedom
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Richard B. Levine
William F. Martin
Roger W. Robinson, Jr.
Jan Havránek
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Moderator:
Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky, PhD
A sculpture of the Chinese Communist Party logo on July 12, 2023, in Inner Mongolia, China. (Lintao Zhang via Getty Images)
25
January 2024
Past Event
Countering China’s International Objectives: A New Global Alliance Based on Pillars for Freedom
A sculpture of the Chinese Communist Party logo on July 12, 2023, in Inner Mongolia, China. (Lintao Zhang via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Miles Yu
Richard B. Levine
William F. Martin
Roger W. Robinson, Jr.
Jan Havránek
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Moderator:
Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky, PhD
18
December 2023
Past Event
The Perils of Corporate Engagement with China
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Asher
Miles Yu
Gabe Noronha
Moderator:
Morgan Ortagus
The Chinese World Trade Center. (Getty Images)
18
December 2023
Past Event
The Perils of Corporate Engagement with China

Please join Hudson Institute’s China Center for a panel on leading US corporations’ involvement with the PRC, and the future of US corporate engagement with China.

The Chinese World Trade Center. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Asher
Miles Yu
Gabe Noronha
Moderator:
Morgan Ortagus
28
November 2023
Past Event
How the US Should Respond to China’s Challenge to US Geoeconomic Leadership
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Dr. Peter Hefele
Leland Miller
Craig Singleton
Moderator:
Miles Yu
People attend the Eighth Belt and Road Summit on September 13, 2023, in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Hou Yu/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
28
November 2023
Past Event
How the US Should Respond to China’s Challenge to US Geoeconomic Leadership
People attend the Eighth Belt and Road Summit on September 13, 2023, in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Hou Yu/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Dr. Peter Hefele
Leland Miller
Craig Singleton
Moderator:
Miles Yu