American University Washington College of Law to Host Chiedu Osakwe, Director of the WTO Accessions Division

Osakwe to Discuss Involvement in the Accession Negotiations of the Russian Federation

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Washington, D.C., January 20, 2012 – American University Washington College of Law will host Chiedu Osakwe, director of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Accessions Division, Jan. 23 at 5 p.m.

Osakwe headed the WTO Secretariat Team that coordinated and managed the accession negotiations of the Russian Federation in its last three years. The team also prepared the Accession Package for adoption by WTO Ministers at the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference on in December 2011.

The event is presented by American University Washington College of Law’s Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy, Office of the Dean, and International Trade and Investment Law Society.

“Russia’s entry into the organization is a very important advancement in terms of international trade relations,” explained Carlos Portales, director of the Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy. “We are pleased to have Mr. Osakwe—someone so central to the process of the Russian Federation’s accession negotiations—share that experience with the American University Washington College of Law community.”

American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
6th Floor ILSP Student Lounges
5 p.m.

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Media inquiries should be directed to Megan Smith, (202)-274-4276.

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