Thomas J. Duesterberg

Senior Fellow

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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).

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
15
December 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Safeguarding America’s Critical Supply Chain Capabilities: A Discussion with Senators Bob Casey and John Cornyn
Featured Speakers:
Senator Bob Casey
Senator John Cornyn
Thomas J. Duesterberg
CPU chip in the motherboard's socket. (Getty Images)
15
December 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | Safeguarding America’s Critical Supply Chain Capabilities: A Discussion with Senators Bob Casey and John Cornyn

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, December 15. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
CPU chip in the motherboard's socket. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Senator Bob Casey
Senator John Cornyn
Thomas J. Duesterberg
03
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | What is President Biden’s Trade Policy for Asia?
Featured Speakers:
Kevin Hassett
Ashley Tellis
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Riley Walters
Seth Cropsey
03
November 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | What is President Biden’s Trade Policy for Asia?

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, November 3. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Kevin Hassett
Ashley Tellis
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Riley Walters
Seth Cropsey
12
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Book Talk with Robert B. Zoellick
Featured Speakers:
Amb. Robert B. Zoellick
Thomas J. Duesterberg
12
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Book Talk with Robert B. Zoellick

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 12. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Amb. Robert B. Zoellick
Thomas J. Duesterberg
29
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | An Emerging G2? Prospects for Transatlantic Tech Cooperation
Featured Speakers:
Tyson Barker
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
29
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | An Emerging G2? Prospects for Transatlantic Tech Cooperation

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, September 29. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Tyson Barker
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
17
December 2019
Past Event
The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership
Featured Speakers:
Susan Armstrong
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Neuffer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert Strayer
Jeremie Waterman
17
December 2019
Past Event
The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership

While the United States and its allies dominated the race for 3G and 4G cellular infrastructure and the applications enabled by those technologies, th

Tuesday 11:30 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Susan Armstrong
Thomas J. Duesterberg
John Neuffer
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Robert Strayer
Jeremie Waterman
05
September 2019
Past Event
Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security
Featured Speakers:
Dorothea LaChon Abraham
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Paul M. Evans
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Ken Weinstein
05
September 2019
Past Event
Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security

Experts discuss challenges in cybersecurity

Thursday 2:45 - 6:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Dorothea LaChon Abraham
Patrick M. Cronin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Paul M. Evans
Motohiro Tsuchiya
Ken Weinstein
16
April 2019
Past Event
Caught in the Crossfire: Balancing EU relations with the U.S. and China
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen
Liselotte Odgaard
Randall G. Schriver
Ashley Tellis
Ken Weinstein
The container ship 'CSCL Globe' of shipping company China Shipping Group is accompanied by tugs during the docking maneuver at the container terminal Eurogate in Hamburg, Germany.
16
April 2019
Past Event
Caught in the Crossfire: Balancing EU relations with the U.S. and China

Experts discuss the EU, U.S., and China

Tuesday 11:45 - 1:30PM
The container ship 'CSCL Globe' of shipping company China Shipping Group is accompanied by tugs during the docking maneuver at the container terminal Eurogate in Hamburg, Germany.
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen
Liselotte Odgaard
Randall G. Schriver
Ashley Tellis
Ken Weinstein
13
March 2019
Past Event
Can the U.S. and Allies Agree on WTO Reform?
Featured Speakers:
Stephen P. Vaughn
Paul Linnarz (Moderator)
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Takeshi Komoto
Peter Rashish
Peter Rough
13
March 2019
Past Event
Can the U.S. and Allies Agree on WTO Reform?

Experts discuss WTO reform

Wednesday 11:45 - 1:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Stephen P. Vaughn
Paul Linnarz (Moderator)
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Takeshi Komoto
Peter Rashish
Peter Rough
21
May 2018
Past Event
Are Gulf State Airlines Taking Unfair Advantage of Open Skies Agreements?
Featured Speakers:
Newt Gingrich
Peter Navarro
The Hon. James H. Burnley IV
Steve Taylor
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Airplane landing in Dubai airport (Wael Hamdan)
21
May 2018
Past Event
Are Gulf State Airlines Taking Unfair Advantage of Open Skies Agreements?

A discussion addressing questions about the impact of state subsidies and other directed benefits on the international aviation market

Monday 10:00 - 11:30AM
Airplane landing in Dubai airport (Wael Hamdan)
Featured Speakers:
Newt Gingrich
Peter Navarro
The Hon. James H. Burnley IV
Steve Taylor
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Thomas J. Duesterberg
20
March 2018
Past Event
5G: Will the United States Maintain its Lead in Wireless Technology?
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Shane Tews
Carolyn Bartholomew
Photo Credit: John Lund
20
March 2018
Past Event
5G: Will the United States Maintain its Lead in Wireless Technology?

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Shane Tews, and Carolyn Bartholomew discuss U.S. competitiveness in wireless technology.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Photo Credit: John Lund
Featured Speakers:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Shane Tews
Carolyn Bartholomew
14
February 2018
Past Event
The Trump Administration’s Global Economic Agenda: A Discussion with Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, David Malpass
Featured Speakers:
David Malpass
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Thomas J. Duesterberg
14
February 2018
Past Event
The Trump Administration’s Global Economic Agenda: A Discussion with Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, David Malpass

David Malpass, Kenneth R. Weinstein, and Thomas J. Duesterberg will discuss U.S. economic competitiveness in a globalized economy.

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:00PM
Featured Speakers:
David Malpass
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Thomas J. Duesterberg
05
February 2018
Past Event
Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: The Future of the Kigali Amendment
Featured Speakers:
Steve Forbes
Christopher DeMuth
Dave Banks
Marc D'Iorio
Dr. James Hammitt
Jeff Holmstead
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Doniger
Patrick Michaels
Paul Camuti
Stephen Yurek
05
February 2018
Past Event
Environmental Policy in the 21st Century: The Future of the Kigali Amendment

Hudson Institute hosts discussion on the Kigali Amendment.

Monday 9:00 - 12:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Steve Forbes
Christopher DeMuth
Dave Banks
Marc D'Iorio
Dr. James Hammitt
Jeff Holmstead
Thomas J. Duesterberg
David Doniger
Patrick Michaels
Paul Camuti
Stephen Yurek
21
June 2017
Past Event
Monetary Policy, Trade, and Politics: An Update on the Transatlantic Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Peter Rough
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Brendan Brown
Benjamin Haddad
Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and Theresa May at the G7 summit, Sicily, May 26, 2017 (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
21
June 2017
Past Event
Monetary Policy, Trade, and Politics: An Update on the Transatlantic Relationship

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Brendan Brown, Benjamin Haddad, and Peter Rough discuss transatlantic trade, monetary policy, and the NATO military alliance.

Wednesday 11:45 - 1:30PM
Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, and Theresa May at the G7 summit, Sicily, May 26, 2017 (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Peter Rough
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Brendan Brown
Benjamin Haddad
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)