NEWS - Recent talks, presentations, publications


  • Co-chair, Planning Committee, 2019 Georgetown International Trade Update, March 2019



  • 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.