About Us

Why We Launched TradeVistas

TradeVistas seeks to engage readers in ways that relate trade to our own lives and communities.

Advances in technology and transportation have made it easier than ever for us to exchange products, services, and ideas with anyone anywhere in the world. But as familiar as it is in our daily lives, few issues are as heated – or as fraught with conflicting information – as the current debate over trade. And it’s not a national conversation, it’s a global conversation.

Our primary goal with this site is not to advocate for or against any particular trade policy, but to provide a fact-based context in which to understand this broader debate. We also hope that the ideas we share and generate with your help will spark policy innovation in the ever evolving landscape of trade policy.

OUR SPONSOR

Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation focuses on promoting a sustainable global trade system. The foundation believes trade is a primary driver of economic development, delivering higher standards of living to the citizens of all countries that participate in the trade system in a responsible and sustainable manner. The foundation believes that open and fair trade promotes peace between countries, while protectionism and predatory practices build walls and exacerbate divisiveness.

We conduct research and analysis, and provide commentary on global trade issues. We aim to contribute constructively to the public debate on trade in the hope that it will lead to better and more informed decision-making on the part of government, business and civil society.

Hinrich Foundation

TRADEVISTAS TEAM

Andrea Durkin

Andrea Durkin

Editor-in-Chief

Principal, Sparkplug LLC

Stephen Olson

Stephen Olson

Managing Editor

Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Anne Kim

Anne Kim

Editorial Advisor

Contributing Writer

Kristin Pasive

Kristin Pasive

Web Developer

TradeVistas

CONTACT US

Speaking and Campus Events: Invite us to speak to your group. We are always excited to come meet with groups interested to talk about trade, in person or via videoconference. Have an international trade student group on campus? Let’s talk about what we can do together.

Write for Us: We are always looking for expert contributors to help grow our library of resources through relatable, insightful, and unique takes on the impact of today’s trade policies on our jobs, our buying decisions, the larger economy, and the global trading system. We offer limited paid freelance opportunities, and unlimited unpaid guest post opportunities.

Contact: Andrea Durkin, Editor-in-Chief: andrea@sparkplugideas.com

OUR ROOTS

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Scott Miller, who gave us a platform to incubate and grow TradeVistas while serving as the Scholl Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), which was our home from September 2016-2018 before launching as a fully independent publication.


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