Kent H. Hughes

Public Policy Scholar, Global Europe Program at Wilson Center

Kent H. Hughes

Kent H. Hughes

Public Policy Scholar, Global Europe Program at Wilson Center

Biography

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Kent Hughes

Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
Program on America and the Global Economy

EXPERTISE:
Economics and Globalization; Trade and Development; NAFTA; Education; U.S. Politics; U.S. Domestic Policy; North America; United States
Kent H. Hughes is currently the Director of the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. As part of the PAGE agenda, he published a book, Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of American Economic Competitiveness (Wilson Center Press 2005), which emphasizes the importance of innovation and education to America’s future. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Hughes served as Associate Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, president of the private sector Council on Competitiveness, and in a number of senior positions with the U.S. Congress. Prior to his congressional service, Dr. Hughes served as a staff attorney for the Urban Law Institute. He was also an International Legal Center Fellow and Latin American Teaching Fellow in Brazil where he worked on a reform of Brazilian legal education.

Dr. Hughes holds a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University, a LL.B. from Harvard Law School and a B.A in Political and Economic Institutions from Yale University. He is a member of the D.C. Bar, American Bar Association and the American Economic Association.

Major Publications
"Innovation in the United States: The Interplay of History, Institutions, and American Culture," AICGS Policy Report 26 (American Institute of Contemporary German Studies, 2006)
"Are the Wheels Coming Off the American Auto Industry?" The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2006
Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness, (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)
"R&D Can Keep America Competitive Amid New Challenges," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2001
"The Currency Conundrum," editor (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2001)
Trade, Taxes, and Transnationals: International Economic Decision Making in Congress (Westview Press, 1979)
"Building the American Dream: Jobs, Innovation, and Growth in America's Next Century," The 1996 Competitiveness Report of the U.S. Department of Commerce

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President, Secretary & Director at F. I. R. S. T.

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Former Director of Marketing at National Instruments Corp.

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Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology & Chief Technology Officer at Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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Vice President, Environment & Sustainability at NexGen Energy Ltd.

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Head, Global Practice for Rail & Transit at The Louis Berger Group, Inc.

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Public Policy Scholar, Global Europe Program at Wilson Center
Education
LLB

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA in Political & Economic Institutions

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The American Economic Association (AEA) is a learned society in the field of economics, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. They publishes one of the most prestigious academic journals in economics: the American Economic Review. The AEA was established in 1885 in Saratoga, New York by younger progressive economists trained in the German historical school, including Richard T. Ely, Edwin Robert Anderson Seligman and Katharine Coman.

Career History
Public Policy Scholar, Global Europe Program
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The Wilson Center is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information. At The Wilson Center, preeminent scholars and experts research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges. Democracy is built on the notion of an informed and active citizenry. The Wilson Center provides the fuel that makes this possible…knowledge in the public interest. Through public meetings and events, broadcast media and social media, publications in print and online, and a wide range of outreach activities, the Wilson Center is engaged in the global dialogue of ideas. More importantly, the Center provides you with the tools and opportunities to join the national conversation.

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US Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Tech designs educational programs in science and technology. The firm designs accessible and innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education; and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The company was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

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US Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Tech designs educational programs in science and technology. The firm designs accessible and innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education; and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The company was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

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US Foundation for Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Tech designs educational programs in science and technology. The firm designs accessible and innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education; and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. The company was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 and is headquartered in Manchester, NH.

Political Donations
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2017

Senator from Oregon

$500
2016

Faculty Member at University of Michigan - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

$500
2014

Faculty Member at University of Michigan - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

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Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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