NEWS - Recent talks, presentations, publications
Speaking 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!
Shout-out by Marc Busch in his Tradecraft podcast episode 12 on “Trade 101 for Business”, as “one of the fiercest trade lawyers I know”, helping small and large businesses going global
Guest speaker on Trade in Services - WTO and FTAs, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Washington DC, November 28
Spoke on the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement at American University Washington College of Law, November 12.
Chair, panel on “State of the Trade World: Policy, Implementation and Litigation Developments”, Case Western University School of Law Third International Trade Law Fall Update, October 26
Moderator for panel on “The Demise of the Appellate Body?”, International Law Weekend, Fordham University School of Law, New York City, October 20.
Blogpost, “Practical ideas for aiding regional trade dispute settlement now”, ICTSD RTA Exchange, September 11.
Fall 2018: 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
Elected as a Corporate Secretary of the Society of International Economic Law, July 14.
Conference Committee, Society of International Economic Law 2018 Global Conference, "International Economic Law in Unsettling Times", American University Washington College of Law, July 12-14. Spoke on “How Internet Technologies are Changing Trade”, July 14
Published think piece for ICTSD/RTA Exchange on designing RTA dispute settlement mechanisms, "Designing Common but Differentiated Rules for Regional Trade Disputes", May 8
Led the Planning Committee for the annual Georgetown University Law Center International Trade Update, March 8-9
ICTSD/IDB RTA Exchange Policy Dialogue on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms in RTAs, Geneva, February 8: Presenter and discussant on dispute settlement in regional trade agreements
Brookings Institution Center for East Asia Policy Studies, discussion on "Modernizing trade rules: The TPP and beyond", Washington DC, January 29: Spoke on the TPP negotiations on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and their significance for international trade rule-making
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.
Chaired Panel II, Future Challenges for International Financial Law, at the Society of International Economic Law Biennial Global Conference at the University of the Witwatersrand Mandela Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 7-9 on International Economic Law in a Diverse World
Digital trade for beginners, talk at Washington International Trade Association/George Washington University One-Day Intensive Trade Seminar, May 13
Talk on digital trade issues at Old Rules, New Problems: The WTO at 20, WTO Appellate Body 20th Anniversary Conference, Harvard Law School, April 27-29
E15 Initiative published Data Moving Across Borders: The Future of Digital Trade Policy, think piece with Alice Enders, April 26
Co-chaired International Trade Update conference, Georgetown University Law Center, February 25-26
Data moving across borders: presentation on trade agreements, TPP and digital trade, pre-Davos working meeting, World Economic Forum Future of the Internet Initiative, December 2, New York
"Cross-border dataflows and their governance", think piece with Alice Enders, presented at the July 30-31 E15 Initiative Second Expert Group Workshop on the Digital Economy, Columbia University, New York
"Law in the Uruguay Round negotiations", talk at June 1 WTO book launch conference for A History of Law and Lawyers in the GATT/WTO: The Development of the Rule of Law in the Multilateral Trading System, edited by Gabrielle Marceau (Cambridge U. Press, 2015).
"Year in Review in WTO Law 2014-15", panel moderator, International Trade Update conference, Georgetown University Law Center, February 27. Here's the handout I did for the panel: WTO Panel + Appellate Body Reports 2014-15
"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.
Bali Trade & Development Symposium, at Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference, Bali, Indonesia, December 3-5, 2013. Symposium organized by the Geneva-based International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) with its Indonesian partner, the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
BIICL 13th Annual WTO Conference, May 15-16: chaired panel on: "Post-Doha - Where do we go now?"