About the Commission

Avatar Jean-Claude Trichet European Chair
Avatar Joseph S. Nye, Jr. North American Chair
Avatar Yasuchika Hasegawa Asia Pacific Chair

The Commission was originally created in 1973 to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking.

The Commission has grown since its early days to include members from more countries in these regions, and it continues to find that study and dialogue about the pressing problems facing our planet remain as important today as in 1973. Problems and threats have changed, but their importance has only increased due to the more interconnected and interdependent world in which we now live.                                                                                      

We hope you find the information on this website helpful in understanding the broad range of interests and views of the Trilateral membership.

In Honor of David Rockefeller

A letter to the Rockefeller family

Memorial Remarks by Henry A. Kissinger

Member Tributes




2018 Meetings

Annual Meeting of the Trilateral Commission
Singapore, March 23 - 25, 2018

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Members in the News

May 28 – June 3, 2017