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Hearing Thursday on USTR nominee Froman

Michael Froman

Michael Froman

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman to be U.S. trade representative.

Froman is the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for international affairs.

He also chairs the Major Economics Forum on Energy and Climate, co-chairs the Transatlantic Economic Council, and plays an active role in the G-20 and G-8 summits.

Froman served during the Clinton administration as deputy assistant secretary of State for Eurasia and the Middle East and as the director for international economic affairs at the National Security Council and National Economic Council.

He has also been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund and worked in the private sector. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a doctoral degree in international relations from Oxford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School.