The Trilateral Commission is a non-governmental, policy-oriented forum that brings together leaders in their individual capacity from the worlds of business, government, academia, press and media, as well as civil society. The Commission offers a global platform for open dialogue, reaching out to those with different views and engaging with decision makers from around the world with the aim of finding solutions to the great geopolitical, economic and social challenges of our time. Its members share a firm belief in the values of rule of law, democratic government, human rights, freedom of speech and free enterprise that underpin human progress. Members are also committed to supporting a rules-based international system, closer cooperation across borders and respect for the diversity of approaches to policy issues.
Special Address by Founding Director Zbigniew Brzezinski:
Current Trilateral leadership:
Current 2020 membership:
This document mentions that it was founded by David Rockefeller.
The Honorary European Chairman is Peter Sutherland.
A lot of the membership lists stands out to me:
Rona Ambrose, former Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; former minister of the Crown. Global Fellow Wilson Woodrow Centre, Canada Institute
Michael Bloomberg, Founder and CEO, Bloomberg LP, NewYork; fomer Mayor of New York City
Michael Chertoff,Chairman and Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; former Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Washington
Raymond Chrétien, Strategic Advisor, Fasken, Montreal, QC; Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR); former Associate Under Secretary of State of External Affairs; former Ambassador to the Congo, Belgium, Mexico, the United States, and France
Linda Frum, Senator, Senate of Canada, Ottawa
(and at least one other Canadian Senator)
Bill Graham former Member of Canadian House of Commons; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence, Ottawa; Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto; Hon. Col. of The GovernorGeneral’s Horse Guards, Chair of Canadian International Council;Founder of The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History; Former Chairman of The Atlantic Council of Canada.
Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., New York; former U.S. Secretary of State; former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;Lifetime Trustee,Trilateral Commission
John D. Negroponte, Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates, Washington; former Deputy Secretary of State; former Director of National Intelligence; former Ambassador to the United Nations, Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq
David Petraeus, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, Washington; former Directorof the CIA and Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor and Board Member, Alphabet Inc., Mountain View
Jeffrey Simpson, retired, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman, President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, Trilateral Commission
Robert Zoellick, Chairman, Alliance Bernstein, New York; former President, The World Bank