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Washington Institute Founder and CEO discusses U.S. economy, trade policy with global executives

Sep 2, 2019

Jim Moore joined CGTN’s Tian Wei, along with Arthur Dong, Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and Xu Sitao, Chief Economist of Deloitte China, for a discussion on trade tensions between the U.S. and China and updates in U.S. trade policy on August 15, 2019.

Moore provided insight into U.S. President Trump’s decision to delay the imposition of tariffs on several categories of imports from China, the implications of U.S. trade policy for future economic performance, and the overall trajectory of the U.S.-China trade relationship.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

Washington Institute Founder and CEO addresses U.S.-China currency disputes, trade tensions

Aug 13, 2019

Jim Moore joined CGTN America’s Anand Naidoo, along with Jeff Moon, former U.S. Trade Representative for China, Yan Liang, Associate Professor of Economics at Willamette University, and Qinduo Xu, Senior Fellow at the Pangoal Institution, for a discussion on U.S.-China relations, the currency dispute, and trade tensions.

Moore provided insight into the current headwinds impacting U.S.-China relations but stressed that his experience over several decades demonstrated the importance of the relationship and that tariff wars have historically damaged all combatants.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

Founder and CEO Jim Moore discusses trade, U.S.-China relations, and the global economy during G20 Summit with CGTN

Jun 29, 2019

Hon. James P. Moore, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, was featured in an in-depth program focused on the G20 and global trends impacting the summit participants televised by CGTN on June 28, 2019. Moore shared his perspective on the pivotal meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20.

The record performance of the U.S. stock market in June 2019 provided a tailwind for President Trump, and Moore expressed optimism that both sides would be interested in resuming trade negotiations and taking further measures to avoid exacerbation of trade tensions.

Moore also noted that the approach of the U.S. to adopt tariffs rather than collaborate with multilateral trade organizations to address trade concerns was reflective of larger global trends. More nations worldwide are pursuing independent, and in some cases fractious, approaches to inter-government disputes.

Moore underscored both the challenges and opportunities to G20 summit participants, as well as businesses, governments, and societies worldwide, in discussing national responses to transnational concerns. “One of the things we’ve got to realize is that the world today has never been more interconnected technologically, or globally as far as globalization is concerned, than we are right now. But, we have never been more fractious, certainly in our lifetimes, politically and socially as we are today.”

Qinduo Xu, senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution, and Alexander Nekrassov, former adviser to the Kremlin, also participated in the program, which was anchored by Mike Walter, Principal General News Anchor in Washington. Nathan King, CGTN’s White House correspondent, participated from Osaka.

 
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Institute Launches to Accelerate Collaboration and Leadership at Nexus of Technology, Social Responsibility in Global Economy

Apr 11, 2019

Founded by U.S. trade, ethics and executive leader James P. Moore, Jr., the Institute was created to bridge the divisions of parochialism, self-interest and polarization by facilitating collaboration among public and private sector leaders. As a nonpartisan “translator and intermediary,” the Institute’s mission is to stimulate cooperation, meaningful action and tangible results with the help of the political, corporate and academic leaders and organizations that are shaping the future.

“We are trying to tackle the great irony of our age — the reality that we have never been more interconnected technologically or globally as we are today,” said Moore. “And yet we face greater global polarity politically and socially as we have ever seen in our lifetimes. Tackling this undeniable challenge is our mission, the core of our work.”

Prior to founding the Institute, Moore was Managing Director of the Business, Society and Public Policy Initiative at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business as well as serving on more than 30 corporate and non-profit boards. He served in the Reagan Administration in U.S. Senate-confirmed positions at several major trade and finance agencies, including an appointment as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development.

In addition to Moore’s leadership as CEO, the Institute features an advisory council and board representing some of the world’s foremost experts and innovators from across the political, corporate and academic spectrum. They include former President of Mexico His Excellency Vicente Fox; co-inventor of the Internet Dr. Robert Kahn; Aspen Institute Chairman Emeritus William E. Mayer; and former District of Columbia Mayor and Federal City Council CEO Anthony Williams.

“Success in today’s global economy requires not just purpose but the joining of leadership and compassion,” said Fox. “We have a responsibility to help others succeed if we are to leave a better world for our children. The work of the Washington Institute, under the direction of Jim Moore, is core to achieving this goal.”

“We all know that all politics is local, but today, all politics is global as well,” said Williams. “Together, we have a responsibility as business and government leaders to bring the best ideas to the table to address the challenges and opportunities of our communities. The Washington Institute is helping all of us do this in a meaningful way. I am proud to be a part of its Board of Governors.”

During a launch event at the Organization of American States, Moore hosted a panel discussion with President Fox, Dr. Kahn and Mr. Mayer, and outlined the initiatives and programs that would be the immediate focus of the group’s work.


They include:

  • Addressing corporate social responsibility at an upcoming roundtable on the subject of company valuation with the Caux Roundtable for Moral Capitalism, led by Steven Young.

  • Organizing a first-of-its-kind annual conference on global sports, with special attention on the Olympics and World Cup in the areas of ethics, security and infrastructure.

  • Launching an embassy series and tech series to explore the challenges of siloed organizations in an era of interconnectedness.

  • Publishing the Washington Institute Directory, a comprehensive guide to organizations in Washington serving the interests of business, government and society.

  • Activating a University Consortium, intended to provide scholarships to students pursuing studies in business, government and society. The Consortium will also award research grants for faculty and establish fellowships.


“Everything we do has got to answer the question of how our work affects the nexus of business, government and society, and must be focused on a tangible result,” said Moore.  “We must also work with the next generation of leaders who someday will need to take charge of the world we are passing on to them.”

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Hon. James P. Moore issues call to ethical action in the sports industry – Japan Today

Nov 22, 2019

From the dawn of the Olympiad to Tokyo 2020, sports have always captivated and united us as a global society. Where one might otherwise see divisiveness, sports have made communities whole. In times of doubt, they have instilled patriotism. Even during difficult days, they have helped us to define ourselves as to who and what we are.

Hon. James P. Moore, Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, published a powerful call to action in Japan Today emphasizing the need for ethical action in sports, a centerpiece of the inaugural WI Global Sports Conference, to be held in National Harbor, MD from June 18-19, 2020.

Read the full article here, and learn more about the inaugural WI Global Sports Conference here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in overseeing U.S. industry, including the technology sector, at home and abroad as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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James P. Moore Jr. On How African Countries Can Profit From Sports Commercialization – Forbes

Nov 22, 2019

Sports have an empowering, almost patriotic effect on people and government leaders, corporate sponsors and civil society organizations from around the world have taken note.

To this end, Hon. James P Moore Jr, an American professor, former senior government official and the founder of the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society, is convening the Washington Institute Global Sports Conference in 2020. The first summit of its kind, the Washington Institute Global Sports Conference will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from June 18-19, 2020. Mfonobong Nsehe, a contributor at Forbes, recently interviewed Moore regarding the African and emerging market opportunity for foreign direct investment (FDI) through sports and what his Global Sports Conference plans to accomplish.

Read the full article here, and learn more about the inaugural WI Global Sports Conference here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in overseeing U.S. industry, including the technology sector, at home and abroad as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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Founder and CEO James P. Moore, Jr. attends WSJ Tech Live

Oct 22, 2019

James P. Moore Jr., Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society, attended the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech Live event held in Laguna Beach, CA, as a member of the WSJ CEO Council. The conference featured panels in which entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators discussed emerging technologies and their impact on society. The event hosted the likes of Mark Cuban, who gave his insights on technology, power, privacy and regulation. It also showcased exciting new innovations, such as Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog, Spot. The Washington Institute eagerly looks forward to seeing how technology continues to shape the world, bringing great minds together.

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Founder and CEO James Moore discusses Washington Institute Global Sports Conference with International Policy Digest

June 9, 2019

Founder & CEO James Moore shared insight into and updates on the inaugural Washington Institute Global Sports Conference, to be held June 18-19, 2020, in National Harbor, MD, as well as the role of the Washington Institute and global sports in strengthening linkages between business, government, and society to address the world’s most pressing issues. Technology, infrastructure, and corporate responsibility in sports were key points of the discussion. Moore also shared lessons in leadership from his experience as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade and Development and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs in the Reagan administration, particularly as it involved cooperation with Japan, and how this informs his perspective on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A detailed review of the discussion can be found here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in developing trade relations between the U.S., Japan, China, and others as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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Washington Institute Founder and CEO James P. Moore, Jr. discusses Saudi Aramco attacks on Al Jazeera’s “Counting the Cost”

Sep 23, 2019

Founder & CEO James Moore was featured in the September 20 episode of the “Counting the Cost” on Al Jazeera English. The interview focused on the impact of the attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities on global oil markets. Al Jazeera’s Kamahl Santamaria hosted the show and conducted the interview. Moore shared his insights on how the oil markets have been affected, as well as his thoughts on US interest rates.

The episode and its adjoining article can be found here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in overseeing U.S. industry, including the technology sector, at home and abroad as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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Washington Institute Founder and CEO James Moore featured in “What’s Working in Washington” podcast

Sep 2, 2019

Founder & CEO James Moore was featured in the August 26 edition of the “What’s Working in Washington” podcast. The dialogue considered the question of “peak tech,” and Moore shared his expertise on emerging technologies and their impacts on business, government, and society from the perspective of Washington. Federal News Network’s Jonathan Aberman hosted the podcast, which also featured Kandi Parsons, shareholder at ZwillGen, and Richard Levick, founder and CEO of LEVICK.

In addition to sharing his thoughts on the future regulatory landscape for technology companies and the government relations initiatives underway on the part of technology companies, Moore outlined the role of the Washington Institute as a safe haven for policy leaders, both in the executive branch and the legislative branch, to convene with technology executives.

The podcast, as well as a transcript of the recording, can be found here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in overseeing U.S. industry, including the technology sector, at home and abroad as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

 

Founder and CEO James P. Moore, Jr. discusses Coronavirus, U.S.-China relations, global business on CGTN

May 18, 2020

On May 14, Jim Moore joined CGTN’s Anand Naidoo as well as Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China, and Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization for a discussion on the Coronavirus and the future of U.S.-China relations. Moore noted that while a complete break in U.S.-China relations is unlikely, a challenging road for U.S.-China cooperation lies ahead. Moore also shared his thoughts on the upcoming U.S. election and the effect of the result on global business.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

 
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Responding Proactively and Constructively to the Coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

The Coronavirus has rapidly taken a terrible toll on the world. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by Covid-19. As with so many other crises and global challenges, collaboration between business, government, and society will be crucial to confronting this pandemic. The Washington Institute is committed to forging such collaboration, both to overcome the Coronavirus and to ensure the lessons learned from it are not forgotten before the next global shock.

 

Founder and CEO James P. Moore, Jr. looks beyond U.S.-China trade deal with CGTN

Jan 22, 2020

On January 15, Jim Moore joined CGTN’s Anand Naidoo as well as Jeff Moon, former U.S. Assistant Trade Representative for China Affairs, Yan Liang, head of the department of economics at Willamette University, and John Gong, professor of economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing for a discussion on the U.S.-China trade deal signed that day. Moore shared his thoughts on the factors underlying the trade tensions but also looked ahead to future negotiations between the U.S. and China on trade.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

Founder and CEO James P. Moore, Jr. discusses U.S.-China trade deal with CGTN

Dec 16, 2019

On December 13, Jim Moore joined CGTN’s Mike Walter along with John Gong, economics professor at Beijing’s University of International Business and Economics, Yan Liang, an associate professor of economics at Willamette University, and Saruhan Hatipoglu, CGTN’s Global Economics Analyst and the CEO of BERI, to discuss the agreement on a Phase One trade deal between the U.S. in China. Moore noted that China was the hottest topic among CEOs at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting which he attended as a member on December 9 and 10 and that the agreement reached shows momentum but some questions remain. Moore added that solutions to the trade dispute must go beyond reducing tariffs if they are to address the needs of all

parties and the future of the U.S.-China relationship.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

 
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Washington Institute to Host Inaugural Global Sports Conference

Jan 14, 2020

Washington D.C., U.S.A. – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Washington Institute for Business, Government & Society, a global nonprofit organization created to bridge critical gaps by facilitating collaboration between public and private sector leaders, has proudly announced the launch of its inaugural Global Sports Conference (‘WIGSC’-http://GlobalSportsConference.com).

The Conference will be held on June 18th and 19th, 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, on the periphery of the nation’s capital. It will draw together sport industry experts from across the myriad of its sectors. Participants will include leading athletes, sports team owners, corporate sponsors, and talented thought leaders. Each stakeholder will share intelligence and opinion on reformative actions necessary in an ‘industry’ facing constant challenges in the realm of integrity. The conference will foster critical dialogue and ultimately highlight the role of sports in accelerating positive social change and inspiring a better world future.

Full release available here.

For interview requests or other information about the Global Sports Conference, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, EVP, Finance and Communications, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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Founder and CEO James Moore discusses Global Sports Conference, technology with ESPN

Jan 8, 2020

On January 7, Hon. James P. Moore, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, was featured in the podcast FUTRSPRT, hosted by Bram Weinstein of ESPN. Moore discussed the Institute’s upcoming Global Sports Conference, the potential for sports technology to further business and cultural ties between nations, and the future of e-sports.

The podcast can be found here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, negotiated the Uruguay round at the GATT, which led to the formation of the World Trade Organization.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at hozsancak@washinst.org or telephone at 917-545-1385.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Calls for Enhanced Election Security Following RPW Hack

Oct 30, 2020

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today released the following statement after the Republican Party of Wisconsin announced that hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the organization: “Earlier this year, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission warned in their official report that our country is at serious risk not only from a catastrophic cyberattack but from millions of daily intrusions disrupting everything from financial transactions to the inner workings of our electoral infrastructure. Unfortunately, just today, Americans learned that the Republican Party of Wisconsin was the victim of hackers, who stole over $2 million from the Party’s accounts. This is not a partisan issue: the same report revealed that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has likewise been targeted by hackers more than 800 times. We must improve our cybersecurity to collectively defend our shared electoral infrastructure.” “The warning signs are flashing red. Congress urgently needs to come together and pass the bipartisan recommendations provided by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission report that will strengthen our national critical infrastructure by improving public-private collaboration and the resilience of our electoral systems before it is too late.”


Attacks on election processes and other democratic institutions are designed to damage American legitimacy and weaken the nation. Absent significant reform, adversaries will continue to target U.S. elections through complex cyber operations designed to steal sensitive data, spread misinformation, and rob organizations of millions of dollars. The CSC recommends that Congress should improve the structure and sustain the funding of the Election Assistance Commission (CSC Report Recommendation 3.4), which will both enable it to increase its operational capacity to support states and localities in defense of the digital election infrastructure, as well as ensure the widest use of voter-verifiable, auditable, and paper-based voting systems.

Moreover, while Congress has already taken some initial steps through the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the CSC recommends that Congress should also codify into law Executive Order 13848, “Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election” (CSC Report Recommendation 2.1.5). In keeping with the Solarium Commission’s strategy of layered deterrence, the government must be able to use all instruments of statecraft to cultivate resilience to such attacks, as well as identify and punish hackers with speed and agility when such malicious activity occurs—especially in the context of election security.


Source; https://gallagher.house.gov/media/press-releases/cyberspace-solarium-commission-calls-enhanced-election-security-following-rpw

 

Politics & Religion Policies & Promise at the Ballot Box

Nov 2, 2020

Our founder and CEO, James P. Moore, Jr. joined the Politics & Religion Policies & Promise at the Ballot Box, an episode of the “Politics & Religion,” a short-form journalistic series that examines religion’s role in American and International politics, hosted by Lew Nescott, Jr. and produced by Filmmaker and video journalist Jeff Oppenheim along with Alibe Hamacher as Segment Producer.

 

Washington Institute Distinguished Fellows

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Sep 15, 2020

The Washington Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of its three distinguished fellows who will help provide support for the Institute’s work in its three major priorities – technology and innovation, corporate social responsibility, and the global economy. Our fellows will play vital roles in providing high-quality research, analysis, and insight about the most challenging issues business, government and society are experiencing during these difficult times. Through their meaningful work, we are looking forward to delving into the world’s collective future.

 

In Memory of Magda Herzberger

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May 3, 2021

It is with great sadness that we mark the death on April 23, Magda Herzberger. Magda, 95, recorded for the Washington Institute with her husband Gene, 100, reflections of an extraordinary life. She believed in the Institute's work, particularly related to its working with young people, tomorrow's leaders, to remind them of the past as lessons for the future.