Welcome to the website of the Trilateral Commission.

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.

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



The Trilateral Commission, founded by David Rockefeller in 1973, has  established a program to select a number of David Rockefeller Fellows  to join its meetings. The Commission’s Executive Committee voted in March 2013 to create a Fellows program in each region -  Europe, Pacific Asia and North America and invite the Fellows to  plenary and regional meetings for a term of three years each - both to  honor the Commission’s founder and to benefit from the views and  experiences of a generation of young leaders.

For more information about how to apply, see a fuller description. Any questions concerning the Fellowship program should be directed to Michael O’Neil .