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Paula Stern

The Honorable Paula Stern is Chairwoman of The Stern Group, Inc. The Stern Group is an international advisory firm with twenty years of experience in areas of business and government strategy in Washington, D.C.

A distinguished scholar and a former chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Dr. Stern advises businesses on trade issues that affect their competitiveness in the international economy. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Avaya, Inc., Avon Products, Inc., and Hasbro, Inc. During her years at the ITC, as a commissioner from 1978-1987 and as chairwoman of the 500-person agency from 1984-1986, Dr. Stern analyzed and voted on over 1,000 trade cases involving a broad range of industries and issues. At the time, she was the second highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Government.

She is a former member of the Presidentís Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) (1993-2003), the former Co-Chairperson of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC) for the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (1997-2000), and a former Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (1996-1999). Stern was also a Presidentially appointed member of the board of directors of the Inter-American Foundation.

Dr. Stern serves as Vice-Chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations the Inter-American Dialogue, the Bretton Woods Committee and the Global Subsidies Initiative High-Level Advisory Group.

Dr. Stern was both a member and senior advisor of the Trade Policy Sub-council of the bipartisan, federally mandated Competitiveness Policy Council; she prepared the Council's proposals for reforming U.S. international economic policymaking, delivered to the Congress and the President in 1993, which guided the trade and export strategy of the Clinton Administration.

She also served on the Congressionally mandated National Academy of Sciencesí Panel on the Future Design and Implementation of U.S. National Security Export Controls and the U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment's advisory panel on Technology, Innovation, and U.S. Trade.

Dr. Stern served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from 1972-1974 and as a senior legislative assistant from 1976-1977. In the years between, she was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution where she wrote Water's Edge - Domestic Politics and the Making of American Foreign Policy, a well-received book on Congressional-Executive relations in foreign policy making. In subsequent years, she was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow and a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 1994 to 2000 she served as Alkire Chairholder in International Business at Hamline University.

Her writing on trade and foreign policy, Congress, women's issues, and U.S. relations with the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe have been widely published in scholarly and more popular journals. She is also a frequent public speaker and television commentator in the United States and overseas.

In 1986, she was singled out by MS magazine as one of the top women influencing the American economy. In 1993, she was the recipient of the Directorsí Choice Award for Leadership presented by The National Womenís Economic Alliance Foundation. She has received honorary degrees in Law from Goucher College and Commercial Science from Babson College and is a recipient of the Alicia Patterson Journalism Award. Dr. Stern recently received the Joseph Papp Award for Racial Harmony from the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Stern received a B.A. from Goucher College, an M.A. in Regional Studies from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in International Affairs from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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Paula works in Washington, D. C. and in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Her subject matter - figures, busts and groups - reflect her deep appreciation of the beauty and complexity of human anatomy and relationships. She creates portraits of adults and children, often using a sequence of sculptures to chronicle human lives and family groups like chapters of a biography. Stern's sculptures convey an appreciation of underlying structure, the beauty of movement, and athleticism. This echoes her lifelong experience in dance. Prominent journalists, attorneys, and government officials including a United States federal court judge have commissioned Stern to sculpt their portrait busts as well as figures and busts of loved ones. Her sculptures are found in some of the finest homes and gardens in the United States and overseas. Several have been displayed in the Residence and Embassy of the United States of America in Nicosia, Cyprus as part of the Art in the Embassies Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Stern was awarded The Washington Project for the Arts Corcoran (WPA\C) Corner Views Gallery's 'People's Choice Award' for her bronze sculpture entitled "Attitude (Female)." Stern's sculpture was selected from over three hundred entries to be showcased in an exhibition that features twenty-five artists. She won the People’s Choice award for outstanding work on the basis of a poll of those who viewed the exhibition from October 22 & 29, 2002. Stern’s sculpture "Sunday Morning" was selected from over five hundred entries to be showcased in an exhibition featuring forty eight artists at the 6th National Juried Competition at Gallery West in Alexandria, Virginia from February 1 to March 2, 2003. The People's Choice award and juried exhibition selection closely follows successful exhibitions of Stern's work last summer and fall in Washington, D.C., Boston, and in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. They have been exhibited at Neiman Marcus in Washington, D.C. and Boston; The Lenox Gallery of Fine Arts, Lenox, Massachusetts; The Becket Art Center of the Hill Towns, Massachusetts; The Chester Miniature Theatre, Chester, Massachusetts; The Art League and the Torpedo Factory of Alexandria, Virginia; The Glen Echo Art Center in Maryland, and The Memphis (Tennessee) Academy of Arts. Stern works in clay and wax, and her bronze works are cast at a fine arts foundry in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Her work is also on display year-round at the Lenox Gallery of Fine Arts, 69 Church Street, Lenox, Massachusetts, 02140. Tel: (413) 637-2276. http://www.paulastern.com/ See also links to husband, Paul London's book

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9/9/11 Paula Stern has new web sites http://www.sterngroup.biz and http://www.paulastern.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Paula Stern
Paula Stern
Husband, Paul's New Book
Husband, Paul's New Book
1998 Saripkin Trammell Stern Allenberg Sacks Walter
1998 Saripkin Trammell Stern Allenberg Sacks Walter
Stern 1983
Stern 1983
Stern 1983
Stern 1983
Paula and Paul
Paula and Paul
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Sharon Nelson,  Janice Green Platt, and Paula Stern
Sharon Nelson, Janice Green Platt, and Paula Stern
Genevieve's Wedding - 2016
Genevieve's Wedding - 2016