Renata Vargas Amaral
Director, Certificate Summer Program on U.S. and International Trade Law and Policy
Renata serves as the Director of the Summer Program on U.S. and International Trade Law and as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Trade, Investment and Development Program of American University Washington College of Law. In this leadership role, Renata develops and supervises the curriculum of the summer program, recruitment of guest speakers and teaches on international trade law.
Professor Amaral brings over 13 years of experience in advocacy and strategic consulting on a wide range of international and trade policy related issues. Has extensive and proven record of successful engagement at the WTO (including WTO litigation), bilateral trade negotiations, domestic trade policy and market access. She is the Founder of Women Inside Trade Association, a global networking group which work focus on influencing and strengthening the international trade community as well as providing visibility to the work of excellence developed by women on international trade.
She holds a PhD from Maastricht University (the Netherlands), the title of Doctor of Laws from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, and a máster on International Business Law from Complutense University of Madrid.