On December 1, 2011, Sasakawa USA welcomed Mr. Matthew Goodman for a private, off-the-record discussion on the implications of the East Asia Summit held on November 19th in Bali, Indonesia.
About the Speaker
Matthew Goodman is White House Coordinator for APEC and the EAS, overseeing policy development in these forums and supporting the President in his participation in the APEC and EAS summits. Goodman served as Director for International Economics on the U.S. National Security Staff responsible for the G-20, G-8 and other international economic forums. Prior to joining the White House, Goodman was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs at the Department of State.
Before joining the Obama Administration, Goodman worked for five years at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory firm. From 2002-2004, he served as Director for Asian Economic Affairs on the staff of the U.S. National Security Council, and prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs where he headed government affairs operations in Tokyo and London. He also worked as an international economist at the Treasury Department, including five years at U.S. Embassy Tokyo, where he served as Financial Attaché. Goodman holds a master’s degree from SAIS and a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics.