Partnering for Better Health: Alleviating the Global Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

3:00 PM4:00 PM


A talk by Trevor Gunn, PhD

Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Vice President of International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company

Trevor Gunn received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 1992, then put his knowledge to good use. He was formerly the long-time Director of the Commerce Department’s Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States (BISNIS), the clearinghouse for US Government information for doing business in the former Soviet Union. He has also worked with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern Sweden, Dover Elevator Corporation (now ThyssenKrupp of Germany), International Executive Service Corps, and served on the stas of the former San Francisco Mayor and two U.S. Senators from California.

Today, Dr. Gunn sits on the US State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, is an ocial Trade Advisor to the Oce of the US Trade Representatives (USTR), and serves as a member of the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors for numerous organizations, including the US-Russia Business Council, the Washington Export Council, the Washington International Business Council, the Executive Council on Diplomacy, and the University of Wisconsin’s CIBER (International Business) program. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences/Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s, "Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health" and the US Department of Commerce’s District Export Council.

For the past 21 years Dr. Gunn has served continuously as an Adjunct Professor at CERES/School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also the Vice President of International Relations for Medtronic, the world’s largest medical technology company.