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David Talbot

Executive Director, Indo-Pacific Partnership for Prosperity

David Talbot is the Executive Director of the Indo-Pacific Partnership for Prosperity (IP3). As Executive Director, he leads IP3’s work to mobilize private and non-profit sector capital and expertise to strengthen supply chains, promote sustainability, and expand fair economic opportunities in the fourteen partner countries of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. 

Talbot was previously a director at the Milken Institute, where he co-launched a geo-economics program focused on supply chain resilience, critical and emerging technologies, and the energy transition. He served as a policy advisor for international economics to US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, playing a central role in designing her commercial diplomacy strategy and developing signature initiatives to strengthen US economic relations with India, ASEAN, and Canada and Mexico. Talbot is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, earned his master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and received his doctorate in international political economy from the University of Cambridge. His articles have appeared in numerous outlets including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Lawfare, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. 

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