American University Washington College of Law Hosts VI Symposium on International Trade
Brazilian Ambassador among distinguished international trade experts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, September 30, 2010 – American University Washington College of Law is proud to welcome the ABCI Institute VI Symposium on International Trade on Friday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The experts on hand will examine the perspectives for 2011 and beyond on trade barriers, preferential trade agreements, climate change, and trade. The event is presented with the support of the Embassy of Brazil, and the International Trade and Investment Law Society.
The Symposium will open with welcoming remarks from H.E. Mauro, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States, and Claudio Grossman, dean of American University Washington College of Law. Panel topics include barriers to international trade, preferential trade agreements, and climate change. A luncheon keynote address will be presented by Bernard Hoekman, director of the International Trade Department at the World Bank.
8:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:00 Welcoming Remarks
H.E. Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States
Dean Claudio Grossman, American University Washington College of Law
9:15 – 10:15 PANEL I: Trade Barriers: Current Situation and Perspectives for 2011 and Beyond
Moderator: Aluisio de Lima-Campos, chairman, ABCI Institute
Speakers: Eric Solovy, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow,
Peterson Institute of International Economics; Matt Nicely, Partner, Thompson
Hine LLP and WCL ’91.
10:15-11:15 PANEL II: Preferential Trade Agreements: Current Situation and Perspectives for 2011 and Beyond
Moderator: Timothy Reif, General Counsel, Office of the U.S.T.R.
Speakers: Michael Shor, Partner, Arnold & Porter; Jean-Christophe Maur, Senior
Economist, World Bank Insitute; Rodrigo Pupo, Veirano Advogados
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 PANEL III: Climate Change and Trade: Current Situation and Perspectives
for 2011 and Beyond.
Moderator: Professor Padideh Ala’i, American University Washington College of Law
Speakers: James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig; Gary
Horlick, attorney at law; Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
12:30-12:45 Closing Remarks
Professor Padideh Ala’i, American University Washington College of Law
Aluísio de Lima-Campos, Chairman, ABCI Institute, Adjunct Professor,
Washington College of Law
1:00 Luncheon offered by the American University Washington College of Law
and key-note address by: Bernard Hoekman, director, International Trade
Department, World Bank
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