Clyde Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute, a Washington think-tank influential in the areas of international trade policy and specialized in how key sectors of the U.S. and world economy adapt to change, in particular the effects of globalization. Mr. Prestowitz served as counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration and led many U.S. trade and investment negotiations with Japan, China, Latin America, and Europe. His latest book, 'Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East,' deals with the economic rise of Asia and the upcoming rebalancing of the world economic order and its impact on the United States. He is also the author of 'Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions' and the best-selling book on U.S.-Japan relations, 'Trading Places.'
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.