Advancing sustainable global trade
The Hinrich Foundation is a unique Asia-based philanthropic organization that works to advance mutually beneficial and sustainable global trade through research and educational programs.
Understanding global trade
Original research, strategic insights and quick analysis that offer a better understanding of key global trade trends and issues.
Master’s degree scholarships and short courses for trade business professionals, media and policymakers that provide the practical knowledge and tools to advance sustainable global trade.
We believe the most effective way to advance sustainable trade is to invest in people. All who join our programs receive the support and encouragement of our unique network of trade leaders, thinkers, innovators and influencers. Our scholarships include:
- Executive Global Master’s in Management
- Professional Master of Business Administration (Int'l Trading)
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of International Business
- Master of Science in Foreign Service
- Master of International Affairs
- Master of International Journalism Studies
- Master of Media and Communication
INSEAD shapes leaders who are equipped to tackle world-scale challenges and advance business as a force for good. Its values are aligned with those of the Hinrich Foundation. Scholars are up-and-coming executives looking to advance sustainable trade . . .
We established the Hinrich Foundation Alumni Association (HFAA) to stimulate regular exchanges between young trade leaders committed to advancing sustainable global trade. Led by the Alumni Leadership Committee, the HFAA is a community of people who . . .
Through this generous partial tuition scholarship, we aim to empower future leaders in government, business and civil society to advance trade in consideration of balancing economic, social and environmental implications. The campus in Washington, . . .
Sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation, the National Press Foundation launched a series of online briefings covering all aspects of global trade. These webinars are designed to keep reporters up to date on one of the most complex and important topics . . .
Resources, support, and recognition for journalists
Objective analysis of trade trends and issues, short-courses, Masters in International Journalism Studies (MAIJS) scholarships and an award for distinguished reporting on trade.
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In the news
Media come to us for fresh thinking and deep analysis into the issues impacting global trade outcomes. Read our recent experts’ commentaries. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines and sectors, our experts offer valuable views and opinions on achieving sustainable global trade.
As Western policymakers and boardrooms contemplate over a China-free supply chain, India, a member of the QUAD, is presented with a historical opportunity to host the relocated supply chains and become a global technology hub, notes Research Fellow Alex Capri during a panel disucssion.
"The restructuring of the supply chain is the mid-to-long game, where there's a lot of opportunity to be had, and certainly for Taiwanese companies to get involved in that," said Research Fellow Alex Capri during the two-day conference. "And that is driving the supply chain towards 'regionalization'."
A perfect storm of war, climate change, and disease is fueling inflation. On top of that, companies worry of geopolitical risk, a Taiwan contingency, and what that may do to supply chains that are already stressed. A group of eminent thinkers, including Research Fellow Alex Capri, weigh in on these issues.
We are confronting a perfect storm of war, disease, inflation, hunger, and climate change. How are all these shocks correlated? What are some further risks? Eminent thinkers from across the globe, including Research Fellow Alex Capri, weigh in on these challenges and discuss possible solutions.
Australia's dearth of semiconductor manufacturing creates a strategic vulnerability. The country should build up production capability in areas matched to its research strengths, according to an Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) report co-authored by Research Fellow Alex Capri.
Wind and Wires: China Tests Europe’s Lead in Wind Power and 5G
The US-China rivalry has often overshadowed Europe, and the role the continent plays in the global race to lead in critical and green technologies. Several European nations have found success in critical industries such as wind power and telecommunications. The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation organized a webinar on 11 August to discuss the European leadership in wind power and 5G technology and the rising challenge from Chinese competition.
International trade training for Asia-based journalists
The National Press Foundation in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation welcomed 22 Asia-based journalists to its International Trade Fellowship in Singapore last month. The five-day workshop, held at the Foundation’s offices in Singapore, touched on digital trade, trade agreements, and US-China trade friction among other issues. The NPF International Trade Fellowship is part of an ongoing program of trade training for journalists and awards for trade coverage sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation.
Traceable supply chains ensure sustainable global trade
Interoperability and cohesion across supply chains are key to developing trust and resilience between stakeholders, especially in times of crisis. Watch this webinar recording on traceability in supply chains for a comprehensive overview of the challenges and benefits of incorporating technology for traceability across the existing supply chain frameworks.
In this book, Clyde Prestowitz describes the key challenges posed by China and the strategies America and other liberal democracies must adopt to meet them. He argues that these approaches must be more sophisticated and comprehensive than a narrowly targeted trade war, and that they don't have to contravene international or domestic law.
We supported the publication of “China, Trade and Power: Why the West’s Economic Engagement Has Failed” to promote reasoned and informed debate on the trade relationship between the West and China. This book, by Stewart Paterson, describes the unintended consequences of the policy of engagement that led to China's accession to the WTO in 2001, and aims to equip policymakers, business leaders and civil societies to contribute to the design of mutually beneficial approaches for sustainable global trade.
We commissioned Professor Michael J. Enright to lead a major research project identifying the impact of foreign direct investment on China’s economic development. The book provides a powerful analysis of China’s policies toward foreign investment and gives foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries, showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform economies.