Seattle and Beyond: The Future of the WTO

November 17, 1999 12:00PM
Featuring Susan Esserman, Douglas Irwin, Russell Roberts, Brink Lindsey, Dan Griswold, Bill Lash, Mark Groombridge, John Burgess, Razeen Sally, Jeffrey Schott, Paul Morris, Bob Vastine, Eric Koenig, Jutta Hennig, Russell Roberts, Ron Cass, Grant Aldonas, and William Niskanen.

Schedule of Events

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Brink Lindsey, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Keynote Address

Susan G. Esserman, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

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Read the event transcript (PDF, 7 pp, 27 kb)

Panel I - The Limited (but Important) Role of the WTO

Moderator, John Burgess, Washington Post

Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College

Bill Lash, George Mason University School of Law

Full text of “The Limited but Important Role of the WTO(pdf)

Razeen Sally, London School of Economics

Full text of “National Trade Policy Reform and the Millennium Round: The Case for Developing Countries and Countries in Transition(pdf)

Dan Griswold, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

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Panel II - Prospects for the Upcoming Trade Round

Moderator, Mark Groombridge, Research Fellow, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Jeffrey Schott, Institute for International Economics

Paul Morris, Embassy of Australia

Full text of “Redefining Agriculture in the WTO: Creating One Class of Goods(pdf)

Bob Vastine, Coalition of Service Industries

Full text of “Prospects for Services Trade Liberalization in the New Trade Round(pdf)

Eric Koenig, Microsoft Law and Government Affairs

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Panel III - Building Support at Home for Free Trade

Moderator, Jutta Hennig, Cheif Editor, Inside U.S. Trade

Russell Roberts, Washington University-St. Louis

Full text of “Speaking about Trade to the Open Minded Skeptic(pdf)

Ron Cass, Boston University

Full text of “Building Support for Free Trade: A Rockne Role?(pdf)

Brink Lindsey, Cato Institute

Grant Aldonas, Chief Counsel, Senate Finance Committee

Closing Remarks:

William Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute

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Additional Paper

Full text of “The Limited (But Not Sufficiently So) Role of the WTO” by J. Michael Finger, Lead economist for trade policy, World Bank