Dr. Bergsten was assistant secretary for international affairs of the US Treasury during 1977–81. He also functioned as undersecretary for monetary affairs during 1980–81, representing the United States on the G-5 Deputies and in preparing G-7 summits. During 1969–71, starting at age 27, Dr. Bergsten coordinated US foreign economic policy in the White House as assistant for international economic affairs to Dr. Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council. He has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution (1972–76), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1981), and the Council on Foreign Relations (1967–68). He is a member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations and co-chairman of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the United States–India Trade Policy Forum. Dr. Bergsten was chairman of the Eminent Persons Group of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum from 1993 to 1995, authoring its three reports that recommended “free and open trade in the region by 2010 and 2020” as adopted at the APEC summits in 1993 and 1994. He was also chairman of the Competitiveness Policy Council created by the Congress from 1991 through 1995. Dr. Bergsten was a member of the two leading commissions on reform of the international monetary system: the Independent Task Force on The Future International Financial Architecture, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations (1999), and the International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission created by Congress (2000, on which he led the dissenting minority).
Comment by Adamantine:
I have little doubt that this organization has done some good in its lifetime. I also see it as another organization linked with so many others which are helping bring about global governance. Our world is now so cross linked we may have no other choice. I do not accuse this organization of subterfuge but do note that it is linked historically and personally to Henry Kissinger. I have now read of too many of the cross linking memberships of these organizations to be unaware that someone somewhere might use these with expert diplomacy to weld a new world order.