Matthew Eiss

 Research Intern at Asia Society Policy Institute

 Washington, D.C.

What is your greatest motivation?

My personal, academic, and career interests have always focused on learning about, and better understanding, other cultures. My desire to learn more about other cultures has led me to learn multiple languages and to live abroad in Argentina for six months and China for two years. My thirst for working with people from other countries to discuss issues of international concern and, more specifically, international trade, have enabled me to learn about other cultures and people and discuss meaningful topics that affect daily life. For instance, while working for Manchester Trade, I gained insights into the meaning of trade relations between the United States and African nations. I particularly focused on how the renewal of the U.S. African Growth Opportunity Act would impact countries like South Africa. I helped to discuss with embassy officials and trade ministers their strategies for negotiating with the United States. In living and working in China for two years, I immersed myself com

What are your biggest career highlights?

I have researched, analyzed, and drafted proposals for funding potential research topics. I have also researched and aided in the crafting of the language for an Asia Society Policy Institute report discussing the major economic and trade developments that occurred in the Asia-Pacific region during 2017. I have researched and written one page talking points and information sheets for the Vice President's speaking events. I provide a daily \"press scan\" of important trade events occurring in East and Southeast Asia as well as in U.S.-Asia trade and trade policy, which is compiled of articles from both domestic and international sources. I also help to staff the Asia Society Policy Institute events.

Please list any certifications you hold along with who issued them.

Trade Research Intern, Asia Society Policy Institu at Asia Society  '17 - now

 Studied Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College until 2014

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