NEWS - Recent talks, presentations, publications


  • Chairing panel on trade at Case Western University Law School Fourth International Trade Law Fall Update: Year Three of US Trade and Supply Chain Restructuring, Cleveland, October 25

  • Spoke on the China trade talks and trade in video games, at the Video Game Bar Association Summit 2019 game business and legal affairs conference, at UCLA Law School in Los Angeles, May 20-21

  • Co-chaired Planning Committee, 2019 Georgetown International Trade Update, March 2019 - best program ever!



  • Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, at Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 11-13: spoke at two sessions, on "E-commerce: Maximizing benefits through regional and multilateral rules" (13 December, 10:45); "Enforceability of Trade and Investment Rules that Support Sustainability: the Case of Dispute Settlement Systems" (12 December, 15:15). Symposium organized by the Geneva-based International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) with the Bolsa de Cereales, CIPPEC, CARI and Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs Seminar on Digital Trade and Regulation: presented paper co-authored with Alice Enders on the future of digital trade policy, October 30

  • Washington International Trade Association/George Washington University Fall Session Intensive Trade Seminar: Session on Digital Trade, Sept. 28

  • Fall 2017: Adjunct lecturer, module on Global Trade and Trade Policy, Master of Arts in Global Policy program, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC

  • ICTSD/IDB RTA Exchange Policy Dialogue on Digital trade-related provisions in regional trade agreements: Existing models and lessons for the multilateral trade system, Geneva, July 13: presented on trade barriers to internet-enabled trade in goods, and how to address them

  • Fundação Getulio Vargas/EESP Sao Paulo, WTO Chair Annual Conference 2017 (CACI III), São Paulo, July 6: Keynote speaker on The New US Trade Policy: from the new NAFTA to Digital Economy

  • Georgetown Law/Graduate Institute Geneva Annual Conference on WTO Law, Geneva, Switzerland, June 9-10: Chaired panel on "Making Trade Dispute Settlement More Effective and Inclusive: Informal Reforms at the WTO and Alternative Hard and Soft Law Systems in and outside of the WTO", June 9

  • Conference on Dispute Settlement in Free Trade Agreements, Kings College London, May 26-27: presented on dispute settlement relationship to political bodies, chaired panel and presented on The Elephant in the Room & The Way Forward -- why there are so few formal disputes under FTAs, and what factors impede use of FTA dispute settlement

  • Fletcher School Tufts University Capstone Retreat presenter, April 17, Trade Policy and Trade Law in 2017

  • Organizer and principal trainer, training course on the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade -- history, law and practice, US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, May 2017

  • Global Business Dialogue, talk on Border Taxes and the WTO, National Press Club, March 29

  • Led the Planning Committee for the annual International Trade Update conference, Georgetown University Law Center, March 9-10; organized and chaired panel on WTO Global Analysis reviewing WTO jurisprudence on trade remedies in 2016-17.




  • "Subsidies and Trade in Renewable Energy Products", talk at Society of International Economic Law 2014 Biennial Conference, World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland, July 12.

  • "Clean Energy and Trade", International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Dialogue July 8, 2014 at WTO Secretariat, celebrating the formal launch of negotiations on the WTO Environmental Goods Initiative.

  • "WTO and SOEs", presentation at Second OECD Workshop on SOE Trade and Investment by State-Owned and State-Controlled Enterprises, Paris, June 19.

  • "Climate-Related Trade Disputes: What Impact for Future Climate Policies?" at ICTSD Trade & Climate Change Day, Bonn (UNFCCC), June 11.

  • British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL), 14th Annual WTO Conference: chaired panel on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, May 15.

  • Co-chair, International Trade Update conference, Georgetown University Law Center, February 27-28.