RELEASE: P.E. Executive Director Ed Gresser Named “Scholar in Residence” at USTR for Winter 2014


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2014 – The GlobalWorks Foundation is very pleased to announce that U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has named ProgressiveEcononomy Executive Director Edward Gresser “Scholar in Residence” at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for a period beginning today and lasting until early spring 2014.  He will focus on potential new trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and others. 

“This appointment is a remarkable recognition of the impact ProgressiveEconomy has made on American trade policymaking in its first three years,” said Claude G.B. Fontheim, Chairman of the GlobalWorks Foundation, which is ProgressiveEconomy’s parent organization.  “We are very proud that Ed has been chosen as the USTR’s first Scholar in Residence in many years, and all the more so at such a critical moment for America’s trade agenda.”

ProgressiveEconomy’s major publication and programming will continue as usual during Gresser’s work with USTR.  As part of this programming, ProgressiveEconomy will continue to engage Members of Congress and their staffs, Executive Branch trade officials, and other thought leaders.  In addition, the Trade Fact of the Week series, which Gresser normally edits, will also be published at minimum on a biweekly basis. Given the appointment’s limited duration, ProgressiveEconomy will not be appointing an interim Director. 

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