Craig VanGrasstek Photo
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 346
Assistant: Karen McCabe

“Craig VanGrasstek,” according to The Economist (January 22, 2000), “keeps a sharp eye on the politics of trade.” He has been a trade consultant since 1982, working in over four dozen countries on five continents. His clients include government agencies, corporations, and such international organizations as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Bank. Dr. VanGrasstek received his doctorate in Politics from Princeton University in 1997, and also holds degrees in international relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (MSFS, 1983) and the University of Minnesota (BA, 1981). He has taught international relations at the American University (1994-2001), trade policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (2000-present), and literature at Georgetown University (2006-2009). He wrote the official history of the World Trade Organization (2013), and in 2019 Cambridge University Press will publish his book on Trade and American Leadership: The Paradoxes of Power and Wealth from Alexander Hamilton to Donald Trump. Dr. VanGrasstek is the President of Washington Trade Reports.


Phone: 617-384-9808
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 346
Assistant: Karen McCabe

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138