Commercial Interests in American Foreign Policy


Sep. 19, 2018, 6pm to 7pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

First Floor Auditorium
Geoffrey Gerts, Brookings Scholar Lecture Series Speaker


As part of the Brookings Scholar Lecture Series, Brookings Mountain West invites you to a lecture titled "Commercial Interests in American Foreign Policy, from Dollar Diplomacy to the Trump Administration" by Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economy and Development, Geoffrey Gertz. Throughout history, foreign investors have often relied on their home governments for support in managing complex relationships with foreign governments. This commercial diplomacy is particularly important for businesses in highly-regulated industries, such as mining and natural resources. This lecture assesses how American diplomats have responded to these private pressures, and explains why commercial diplomacy has (re)emerged as a key priority in American foreign policy.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Brookings Mountain West

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Brookings Mountain West