WCL Hosts X Symposium on International Trade

October 14 - Washington College of Law hosted the X Symposium on International Trade with support from the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C., the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, the WCL International Trade Investment Law Society, Arnold & Porter, Sidley Austin, and Veirano Advogados. This theme of the symposium was International Trade and Investment: Trends and Challenges Ahead.

For Panel I, The Views from Governments, Professor Padideh Ala'i served as moderator and speakers included: Ernesto Fraga Araujo, DCM and Minister-Counselor of Economic Affairs at the Brazilian Embassy, Maria Pagan, Deputy General Counsel at the Office of the U.S.T.R., Damien Levie, Head of Trade and Agriculture Section at the E.U. Mission, Sandile Tyine, Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of South Africa, and Reenat Sandhu, DCM and Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of India.

For Panel II, The Views from Academia and International Institutions, ABCI Institute Chairman, Alusio de Lima-Campos, served as moderator and speakers included: Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager at IADB Integration and Trade Sector, Vera Thorstensen, Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Chad Bown, Lead Economist at the World Bank, and Gary Hufbauer, from the Peterson Institute of International Economics.

For Panel III, The Views from the Private Sector, Michael Schor, Partner at Arnold & Porter, served as moderator and speakers included: Linda Dempsey, VP at the National Association of Manufacturers, Mark Langevin, Director at Brazilworks, and Cassia Carvalho, Executive Director at the Brazil-U.S. Business Council.

Brazil Ambassador Julio Lacarte Muro served as the afternoon's keynote guest speaker.