Andrea Durkin’s Bio

Andrea Durkin is the editor-in-chief of CSIS’s TradeVistas website, a non-resident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and founder of Sparkplug, LLC. She is also a contributing writer to policy think tanks and foundations on trade and development issues. From 2006 to 2013, Ms. Durkin served as senior director for global government affairs in the Washington, D.C., office of Abbott Laboratories, where she managed a global staff responsible for public policy and external relations across Abbott’s pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and nutrition businesses in Asia, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and Latin America. She previously served as a U.S. government trade negotiator and teaches international trade as an adjunct associate professor in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program. Ms. Durkin holds a B.A. in international economic relations from the University of Michigan and an M.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.