A Brief History of the Yeutter Institute: Key Dates

2012-2013 | The Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program, funded by the Dept. of Commerce, conducts a graduate-level course in international trade for students from the Colleges of Law, Business, and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

March 2015 | University of Nebraska Foundation commences private fundraising to establish Yeutter Institute

May 2015 | State of Nebraska makes $2.5 million appropriation to the university to support Yeutter Institute

September 2016 | Matthew Schaefer named Veronica A. Haggart and Charles R. Work International Trade Law

July 6, 2017 | Darci Vetter named Diplomat in Residence for a 9-month term

December 5, 2017 | University of Nebraska Board of Regents approves creation of the Yeutter Institute

March 13, 2018 | First CME Group Foundation Symposium of the Yeutter Institute, “Changing Governments, Changing Trade: Impacts from Global to Local”

July 1, 2018 | Jill O’Donnell begins as the institute’s first director

February 2019 | First Yeutter Institute course offering for undergraduates, “Trade Policy and Negotiations: Context and Current Issues” (AGRI 496)

February 14, 2019 | Co-hosted Heuermann Lecture featuring Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky

February 27, 2019 | Inaugural Advisory Council members announced

April 2019 | Yeutter Institute commences project on Nebraskans’ perceptions of U.S. foreign policy with university partners and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

April 16, 2019 | First Yeutter Institute Honors Interns present research projects at Honors Program Workshop, “Why Study International Trade and Finance?”

June 1, 2019 | John Beghin joins the university as the first Mike Yanney Yeutter Institute Chair in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics

June 4, 2019 | Co-hosted symposium on "Global Economic Growth and Agricultural Trade" with the Farm Foundation

August 2019 | Work begins on a biography of Clayton Yeutter by university journalism professor Joe Weber

September 10, 2019 | Launch of Trade Matters, a podcast of the Yeutter Institute

Sept. 21-Oct. 13, 2019 | David Morfesi, Director of International Trade at MinterEllison (Australia), in residence as first Yeutter Visiting Professor of Law to teach a combined law and graduate course, “International Trade: Agriculture, Food, and Wine”

September 30, 2019 | College of Law mini-conference, “Global Trade and Business Law: 2020 and Beyond,” co-hosted by the Yeutter Institute

October 10, 2019 | Yeutter Institute Conference, “What’s on the Horizon for International Trade?” presented in cooperation with Nebraska Farm Bureau

October 11, 2019 | First meeting of the Yeutter Institute Advisory Council

December 2019 | Launched Faculty Fellows program to bring together faculty from across the university whose work relates to international trade

April 15, 2020 | Jacy Thoman joins the institute as the first assistant director

May 21, 2020 | Released the report, U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class: Perspectives from Nebraska, exploring perceptions of the economic impact of U.S. foreign policy

August 11, 2020 | Launch of Yeutter Student Fellows, a professional development program for students from any major who are seeking a margin of excellence in their career preparation

August 17, 2020 | Edward Balistreri joins the university as the first Duane Acklie Yeutter Institute Chair in the College of Business, Department of Economics

September 14, 2020 | Kicked off first webinar series, the biennial CME Group Foundation Symposium of the Yeutter Institute, on “International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty”

October 19, 2020 | Hosted webinar on "The Congressional Trade Agenda" with Katherine C. Tai, House Ways and Means Committee Chief Trade Counsel later confirmed as U.S. trade representative, and Mayur Patel, Senate Finance Committee Chief Trade Counsel

October 28, 2020 | Hosted webinar on “Reinventing U.S. Diplomacy: A Foreign Service for the 21st Century” with Ambassador Marc Grossman, past Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department's third ranking official, co-hosted with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center