Susanne T. Stirling

Susanne T. Stirling
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Susanne T. Stirling, vice president, international affairs, has headed the CalChamber international activities for nearly four decades. She serves on the National Export Council (appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), the California International Relations Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Committee, and the Chile-California Council. Originally from Denmark, she studied at the University of Copenhagen and holds a B.A. in international relations from the University of the Pacific, where she now serves as a regent. She earned an M.A. from the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. See full bio.

A New Year, A New Deal: The UK’s Future Relationship with California

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African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Effect Now; Fully Operational in 2030

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CalChamber December 15, 2020 Virtual Meeting with Consular Corps Featuring Governor Gavin Newsom and Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

CalChamber Hosts Virtual Event for International Representatives with Governor Newsom and Lt. Governor Kounalakis

The California Chamber of Commerce hosted a Zoom event for the California Consular Corps and Foreign Economic Partners with special guests Governor Gavin Newsom...

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What to Expect from Biden Administration on Asia Pacific Trade Matters

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Similar Positions in Tech Revolution Inspire Climate Actions for a Sustainable Future

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Shared Values Underpin Enduring Mateship Producing Jobs, Prosperity for Both Partners

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Young, Tech Savvy Population Provides Strong Core for Building Future Investment

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CalChamber Joins Canadians in North American Rebound Campaign

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Ambassador Recaps Trade Pact Highlights, COVID-19 Impact, State Relationship

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World Trade Organization at a Crossroads

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