AICGS Senior Fellow Peter Rashish Joins T20 for Presentation of Communiqué at Summit in Argentina

Washington, DC, September 25, 2018 – AICGS Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program Peter Rashish joined other members of the Think 20 to present its Communiqué to President Mauricio Macri at the September 16-18 T20 Summit in Buenos Aires. The Communiqué contains key public policy recommendations for G20 leaders produced by the T20’s ten Task Forces on issue areas spanning the future of work to trade to artificial intelligence.

Peter Rashish serves on the T20’s Task Force on Trade, Investment, and Tax Cooperation and co-authored a policy brief on “Mitigating the Adjustment Costs of International Trade,” which argues that preemptive measures to strengthen competitiveness can help mitigate adjustment costs associated with trade liberalization and that displaced workers are best helped using generally applied safety nets, not those specific to trade. He is available for interview or comment.


The T20 brings together leading think tank representatives to develop concise, research-based policy recommendations to enable a broader vision in directing the G20 policymaking process. Argentina chaired the T20 in 2018, following Germany in 2017 and ahead of Japan in 2019.

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Peter S. Rashish

Senior Fellow; Director, Geoeconomics Program

Peter S. Rashish, who counts over 25 years of experience counseling corporations, think tanks, foundations, and international organizations on transatlantic trade and economic strategy, is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Geoeconomics Program at AICGS. He also writes The Wider Atlantic blog.

Mr. Rashish serves as a Senior Advisor to Transnational Strategy Group LLC, a Washington-based international business and government affairs consultancy, and to the Brussels-based European Policy Centre. He has served as Vice President for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he spearheaded the Chamber’s advocacy for an ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, which was officially launched as the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership,” and developed new engagements in the continent’s emerging markets.

Previously, Mr. Rashish was a Senior Advisor for Europe at McLarty Associates, and has held positions as Executive Vice President of the European Institute, on the Paris-based staff of the International Energy Agency, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Atlantic Council, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Mr. Rashish has testified on the euro zone and U.S.-European economic relations before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia and has advised two U.S. presidential campaigns.

He earned his B.A. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford University. He speaks French, German, Italian, and Spanish.