Trilateral Commission

1973–Present

Founded in 1973, the Trilateral Commission is a nongovernmental forum of leading private citizens from Europe, North America, and Japan (now including all of Asia Pacific) that aims to promote mutual understanding and closer cooperation on common problems facing these three major democratic, industrialized regions of the world. The members of the Trilateral Commission include about 350 distinguished leaders in business, media, academia, public service (excluding current national Cabinet ministers), labor unions, and other nongovernmental organizations from the three regions.

The Commission operates through three regional secretariats that coordinate task forces on a variety of pressing issues in international affairs. Members meet in regional groups as well as in an annual three-day plenary to discuss these studies and to share perspectives on common political, economic, and foreign policy challenges. The annual meeting of Trilateral Commission members rotates among the three regions.

JCIE serves as the Asia Pacific Secretariat, managing Asian participation in the Commission, hosting the plenary conference once every three years, and sponsoring annual regional conferences and other activities.

The Trilateral Commission also publishes task force reports, which are available on its website.  More information on the Commission and its publications can be found on the Trilateral Commission website.

PROGRAM NEWS


Trilateral Commission | 2019 Plenary Meeting

June 14–16, 2019 | Paris

The Trilateral Commission held its 2019 meeting in Paris, drawing hundreds of leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international community.


Trilateral Commission | 2018 Asia Pacific Group Regional Meeting

November 19–21, 2018 | Beijing, China

The Asia Pacific Group of the Trilateral Commission held its annual regional meeting in Beijing, gathering leaders from around the globe to promote dialogue on key issues facing the international comm…


Trilateral Commission | 2018 Plenary Meeting

March 23–25, 2018 | Singapore

Leaders from the worlds of business, government, academia, media, and civil society from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific gathered for this year’s plenary meeting of the Trilateral Commission.


Trilateral Commission | 2017 Asia Pacific Group Regional Meeting

November 25, 2017 | Tokyo

The Asia Pacific Group of the Trilateral Commission held its annual regional meeting in Tokyo, gathering more than 70 members, guests, fellows, and invited speakers.