Occasional reporting on DCFR's global themes series highlights DCFR's cutting-edge programming on topics of timely and critical concern. 

These various media accounts, issues briefs and program reports serve to deepen understanding of important security, diplomatic, political, economic, global business, and international policy issues.

Impact of trade distorted in U.S. election year
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
While domestic politics consume an
out sized proportion of Americans' attention, the issue of trade has been a lightening rod. DCFR's Global Risk Series focused on trade, with valuable lessons learned about America's important role as a leading global player. 


  • Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative
  • David Holl, President and CEO, Mary Kay Inc.


  • David Kohl, Roach, Howard, Smith and Barton, and DCFR Board member and program sponsor