Second Wenger Annual Distinguished Lecture on Trade to Feature Ambassador Alan Wolff
Nov. 1, 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. He has been enlisted to resolve some of the largest international trade disputes on record. For the last six years, he has served as the chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council, which today represents hundreds of American companies who employ millions of workers. He is chairman of the board of the Institute for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy.
The Henry E. & Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation established the Wenger Family Lecture Fund in 2016 to provide financial support for the Wenger Annual Distinguished Lectures on international trade law at American University Washington College of Law. The lectures provide a forum for constructive discussions about trade law, and for professional connection among our students, faculty, and alumni.
The Trade, Investment and Development Program was established in 2014 at AUWCL in conjunction with the Brazilian International Trade Scholars’ Institute. The Program focuses on the relationships between trade and other disciplines, such as intellectual property, environment, investment, labor, and human rights. Directed by Professor Padideh Ala'i, director of International and Comparative Legal Studies at AUWCL and a renowned trade law professor, the Program builds upon and continues the law school’s tradition of cultivating high academic achievements, career success, and diversity.