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The Past, Present, and Future of the WTO

The Past, Present, and Future of the WTO

24 Jul, 2020

On July 13, 2020 Victor do Prado kicked off the Trade, Investment, and Development Certificate summer program on WTO and U.S. Trade Law and Policy, with a session on WTO History and Future. 

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Reform at the World Trade Organization: What is Next?

Reform at the World Trade Organization: What is Next?

24 Jul, 2020

As part of AUWCL’s summer program on WTO and U.S. Trade Law and Policy, pre-eminent trade experts from the United States and around the world shared their views on the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the effects from the pandemic, and the rise of nationalism on global trade. These discussions were held shortly before the closing lecture by the Deputy Director General of the WTO, Alan Wolff, discussing historical examples of the linkage between international trade with global peace and security.

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Renata Amaral Speaks to CNN Brasil on WTO Director General's Announcement of his Departure From Role

Renata Amaral Speaks to CNN Brasil on WTO Director General's Announcement of his Departure From Role

23 Jul, 2020

Renata Amaral Speaks to CNN Brasil on WTO Director General's Announcement of his Departure From Role

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Last Day of the WTO Appellate Body

Last Day of the WTO Appellate Body

12 Dec, 2019

Renata Vargas Amaral, director of AUWCL's Summer Program on U.S. and International Trade Law and Policy discusses the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, the membership of which has now fallen to less than three.

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Rufus Yerxa, President of National Foreign Trade Council Discusses Growing Trend towards Economic Nationalism

Rufus Yerxa, President of National Foreign Trade Council, Discusses Growing Trend towards Economic Nationalism

12 Oct, 2018

On October 11, 2018, Yerxa Rufus, President of the National Foreign Trade Council, spoke at AUWCL on "The Great Paradox: Economic Nationalism in an Interdependent Age."  Yerxa discussed the growing trend towards economic nationalism, and raised a major economic question of our time: will this trend disrupt global growth and lead to a breakdown of world order, or will these tensions be resolved in a way that creates fairer, more balanced economic relations? Yerxa also urged a more careful public dialogue about the policy options Americans face in the coming battle over the direction of US policy. The lecture is part of the Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade series organized annually by the Trade, Investment and Development Program. The lectures are sponsored by the Henry E. & Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation.

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AUWCL Hosts the 6th Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)

AUWCL Hosts the 6th Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)

14 Jul, 2018

On July 12-14, 2018, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) proudly hosted the Sixth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) on “International Economic Law in Unsettling Times,” the largest conference in the history of SIEL. Prof. Ala’i, Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies at AUWCL and Member of SIEL Executive Council, led AUWCL team in hosting the conference that convened for the first time in the U.S. 

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International Trade and Investment Law Society Honors Myron Brilliant '89

International Trade and Investment Law Society Honors Myron Brilliant '89

25 Apr, 2018

On April 23, the International Trade and Investment Law Society (ITILS), together with the Trade, Investment and Development Program, hosted its 12th Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner honoring Myron Brilliant ’89, executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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AUWCL Hosts the Workshop

AUWCL Hosts the Workshop "Foreign Direct Investment in China: Opportunities and Challenges"

19 Apr, 2018

As China has increasingly become one of the world’s leading economic powers, it attracts more and more foreign investors who often find themselves overwhelmed by legal formalities. On April 19, 2018, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) hosted the workshop “Foreign Direct Investment in China: Opportunities and Challenges”.

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Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade to Feature Ambassador Alan Wolff

Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade to Feature Ambassador Alan Wolff

01 Nov, 2017

Join the Trade, Investment, and Development Program for its second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade on November 8, 2017. This year’s lecture will feature Ambassador Alan Wolff, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambassador Wolff will discuss the current standing and future prospects of the world trading system. Prior to his appointment at WTO, Ambassador Wolff was one of the world’s leading international trade lawyers at the global law firm Dentons, and held various official positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations.

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AUWCL Hosts XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade

AUWCL Hosts XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade

17 Oct, 2017

On October 17, 2017 American University Washington College of Law hosted the XIII Annual Symposium on International Trade co-sponsored by the Brazilian International Trade Scholars Inc. – ABCI Institute. The Symposium gathered ambassadors and government officials from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the European Union, trade scholars, law practitioners, and economic analysts to address a series of questions raised by the United States Administration’s new mindset with respect to trade policy.

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AUWCL's International Trade and Investment Law Society Presented the US Trade Policy Panel on WTO Participation and Potential Violation

AUWCL's International Trade and Investment Law Society Presented the US Trade Policy Panel on WTO Participation and Potential Violation

On April 2, 2018, American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) hosted a U.S. Trade Policy Panel on WTO Participation and Potential Violation. The panel was presented by AUWCL’s International Trade and Investment Law Society.   

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