Conference: The Next Generation of International Trade Agreements

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall, North Campus

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference titled “The Next Generation of International Trade Agreements.” The conference, which will mark the center’s 40th anniversary, will feature expert academics, policymakers, corporate counsels and practitioners will explore the shifting trajectory of trade agreements. Spurring this change are events like Brexit, the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, calls to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the acceleration of talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

Participants will include Harlan Cohen, holder of the law school's Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law, and four School of Law graduates: Ambassador C. Donald Johnson, former director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center; Terry Smith Labat, U.S. Department of Commerce senior policy adviser; Tina Termei, corporate counsel; and Audrey Winter, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative deputy assistant. Joining them will be:  Padideh Ala’i, American University Washington College of Law professor; Kathleen Claussen, Miami University School of Law associate professor; Travis Cresswell, The Coca-Cola Company senior managing counsel; Antonia Eliason, University of Mississippi School of Law assistant professor; Robert Howse, New York University School of Law Nelson Professor of International Law; Nicolas Lamp, Queen’s University (Canada) assistant law professor; Timothy Meyer, Vanderbilt University Law School professor; Stewart Moran, Carter’s assistant general counsel; Ling-Ling Nie, Panasonic North America chief compliance officer and assistant general counsel; Gregory Shaffer, University of California, Irvine School of Law Chancellor’s Professor; Markus Wagner, University of Warwick School of Law (United Kingdom) associate professor; and Mark Wu, Harvard Law School assistant professor.

Cosponsoring the conference are law school student organizations the Business Law Society, the International Law Society and the Corsair Law Society as well as the UGA School of Public and International Affairs.

There is no cost for the conference, but registration is required online at

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