2003 Founders' Celebration Events

Communities & Commodities Linking International Trade
& Sustainable Development

March 28, 2003


PANEL ONE: TRADE AND ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
This panel explored the interaction between global trade and fair labor practices, economic justice, and access to natural resources. Panelists identified key issues concerning those economic, social, and cultural rights and present practical solutions to use trade as a positive force in raising the standard of living for many developing communities.

PANEL TWO: TRADE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This panel looked at the positive and negative use of new technologies, specifically addressing genetically-modified consumer products, rights to traditional knowledge, and compulsory licensing of intellectual property. Panelists discussed their perspectives on how to balance those competing concerns in trade and intellectual property.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
This interactive panel helped us take the next step – moving the discussions from the drawing board to the operations floor. Panelists engaged in constructive collaboration to develop ideas on how to better link trade and sustainable development and provided an open-forum for audience participation.

Schedule of Events

8:30 am
Registration

9:00 am
Welcome Address

9:15 am
Panel One: Trade and Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

10:45 am
Panel Two: Trade and Intellectual Property

12:15 pm
Lunch and Keynote Speaker

1:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion

3:30 pm
Networking Reception

Participants
(Including renowned Trade and Development Specialists)

  • Padideh Ala'i, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Kenneth Cutshaw, Partner, Holland and Knight LLP
  • David Driesen, Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University
  • Paul E. Hagen, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Robert L. Howse, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Gawain Kripke, Senior Policy Advisor on Trade, Oxfam America
  • Peter Linzer, Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • James Love, Director, Consumer Project on Technology
  • Willajeanne F. McLean, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Maria Julia Oliva, Staff Attorney, Center for International Environmental Law
  • Keith E. Sealing, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, University of Syracuse College of Law
  • Emmy B. Simmons, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade
  • Raj Soopramanien, Senior Counsel, World Bank Legal Department
  • Chantal Thomas, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law