Trump appoints G7-G20 Sherpa

In Trump’s inaugural address, he broke sharply with post-war tradition by stating with nationalistic fervor that “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.” The full extent to which Trump will abandon long-standing alliances and multilateral frameworks is yet to be seen.

One decision-maker will be Kenneth I. Juster.  Trump has announced that Juster will be the U.S. Sherpa for the G7 and G20 and Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs.  Juster, who is currently a private-equity partner at Warburg Pincus, will be near the center of action, forging the administration’s economic and trade policy in collaboration with the Treasury, Commerce and State departments as well as the office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

News of his appointment appears in the Wall Street Journal: http://www.wsj.com/articles/president-donald-trump-picks-kenneth-juster-for-international-economics-post-1485352995

Juster’s background appears here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_I._Juster  and here: http://asiafoundation.org/people/kenneth-i-juster/

 

World Economic Forum on Flickr / Eric Miller – Cropped version of File:Kenneth Juster at the India Economic Summit 2009.jpg. Original image Kenneth Juster Copyright World Economic Forum (www.weforum.org) / Photo Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

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