Lincoln, Neb. —The Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance has released its first “look-back” report, highlighting the strong team, new student opportunities and far-reaching public engagement architecture it has built since its inception in mid-2018.
“Clayton Yeutter’s foresight about the global mindset students need to navigate a changing world and the goodwill he left around the country and the globe paved the way for the institute,” said Yeutter Institute director Jill O’Donnell.
“Our accomplishments rest on that strong foundation and the collaborative spirit of faculty and staff across the university.”
Yeutter was a Nebraska native, university alumnus and former U.S. trade representative and secretary of agriculture whose many achievements included leading negotiations for the historic U.S.-Canada free trade agreement and launching the negotiations that resulted in the creation of the World Trade Organization.
Report highlights include:
- A continuum of new learning opportunities for students, such as a trade negotiation simulation, mini-courses on special trade topics for law and graduate students, applied research internship opportunities, and Yeutter Student Fellows, an undergraduate professional development program;
- A summary of research by Yeutter Institute faculty on new ways of measuring agricultural trade, gene-editing and international trade, and more;
- The 2020 launch of the report, U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: Perspectives from Nebraska, a collaboration of the Yeutter Institute, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the university’s Bureau of Business Research and the Nebraska Public Policy Center;
- The institute’s efforts to bring trade education to the public through the launch of its Trade Matters podcast and events such as its fall 2020 webinar series that reached participants in 22 countries and 25 U.S. states; and
- A brief history of the development of the Yeutter Institute.
The report can be accessed online at https://go.unl.edu/YI-inreview.
The vision of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business and agriculture in order to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research and increase public understanding of these issues. For more information about the Yeutter Institute, visit yeutter-institute.unl.edu.