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Andrea Durkin

Former Principal of Sparkplug, LLC and creator of Consensus Learning, LLC


US-China relations
Tariffs and trade barriers

Andrea Durkin has returned to public service and no longer serves as an active contributor.

Previously, she was Principal of the trade advisory firm Sparkplug, LLC and the creator of Consensus Learning®, an innovative digital tool for teaching negotiation skills deployed in graduate classrooms, think tank simulations and government training.

She was also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and managed a global government relations team at a Fortune 200 life sciences company after a decade in the US government as a trade negotiator with the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce. She also taught International Trade and Investment Policy as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.