Policy Exchange: What Is Strategic Trade?

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You’re invited to attend a virtual session for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our graduate programs. This event highlights faculty from our Master's in International Commerce and Policy program, but all prospective students are invited to attend.

At the intersection of global commerce and international security operates Strategic Trade, an emerging field of research. Strategic Trade involves compliance and licensing of “sensitive” goods via trade sanctions, trade controls, and foreign direct investment controls. The field focuses on supply chain security, proliferation networks, trade control systems, and compliance systems.

Join us as we learn about this exciting area of practice in a discussion with two special guests moderated by a faculty member from the Schar School’s Master’s in International Commerce and Policy program

DATE: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET (Virtual Event)
FEATURING: Andrea Viski, founder and director of the Strategic Trade Research Institute; Scott Jones, principal at TradeSecure, and nonresident fellow at the Stimson Center; and Ken Reinert, Schar School professor of public policy


Andrea Viski is the founder and director of the Strategic Trade Research Institute (STRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to building networks of strategic trade research and practice. She edits the Strategic Trade Review. Her areas of expertise include export controls, sanctions, foreign direct investment, maritime security, proliferation finance, and nuclear security.

Scott Jones is a principal at TradeSecure, a global advisory firm focused on export control, FDI, sanctions, and trade compliance solutions. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Stimson Center with the Trade, Technology, and Security program. His areas of expertise include WMD nonproliferation, export controls, and sanctions. 

Ken Reinert, professor of public policy at the Schar School, serves as director of the International Commerce and Policy Program. Previously, he has held the positions of senior international economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission and associate professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College. Reinert has consulted for the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the OECD Development Centre, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The author of more than 80 papers published in professional journals, he has edited volumes in the areas of international trade, economic development, and environmental policy.