Asia Society Texas Center

The TPP: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of U.S.-Asian Trade

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

07:00 PM – 08:15 PM

 Scott Miller

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest trade agreement in U.S. history and is currently being considered by Congress. With twelve countries as signatures and eight more who have expressed interest in joining, The TPP encompasses over twenty percent of humanity and is arguably the crowning jewel of the Obama Administration’s Pivot to Asia. Still, confusion surrounds the agreement as a cacophony of voices, both for and against the TPP, drowns out meaningful discussion of a very important matter. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) senior adviser Scott Miller will explore the challenges and opportunities the TPP poses for Asia and the United States.

About the Lecture

Scott Miller is a senior adviser and holds the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS. From 1997 to 2012, Mr. Miller was director for global trade policy at Procter & Gamble, a leading consumer products company. In that position, he was responsible for the full range of international trade, investment, and business facilitation issues for the company. Mr. Miller has led many campaigns supporting U.S. free trade agreements, and as a member of numerous business associations, he has been a key contributor to international trade and investment policy. He advised the U.S. government as liaison to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, as well as the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. Mr. Miller was the founding chairman of the Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) Investment Working Group. Earlier in his career, he was a manufacturing, marketing, and government relations executive for Procter & Gamble in the United States and Canada. Mr. Miller was appointed to the Scholl Chair in August 2012. He holds a B.A. from Ohio Northern University and an M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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