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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
July 16, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

The Future of the World Trade Organization

Featuring James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist; former U.S. Congressman; and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Inu Manak, Research Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
December 4, 2019
Book Forum

China’s Implementation of the Rulings of the World Trade Organization

Featuring the author Weihuan Zhou, Senior lecturer and member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre, University of New South Wales; with comments by James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and former U.S. Congressman; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 5, 2018
Conference

Trump’s Attack on the Trade Regime: A Search for Solutions

Featuring Nicolas Lockhart, Partner, Sidley; Robert McDougall, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation; Celso de Tarso Pereira, Minister Counsellor, Mission of Brazil to the WTO; Cherise Valles, Deputy Director, Advisory Centre on WTO Law; Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre; Jennifer Hillman, Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law Center; Amb. Alan Wolff, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization; Scott Andersen, Partner, Sidley; Simon Lester, Associate Director, Cato Institute ; Inu Manak, Visiting Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; James Bacchus, Adjunct Scholar, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
June 30, 2016
Policy Forum

Should Free Traders Support the Trans‐​Pacific Partnership?

Featuring Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Ambassador Clayton Yeutter, Former United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Philip Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow in Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Geir Ulle, Director of International Trade, JT International; K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
May 28, 2015
Policy Forum

Removing Barriers to Online Medical Care

Featuring Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel, Epstein, Becker & Green; and Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; with a response from Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.
May 20, 2014
Conference

The Investor‐​State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: An Examination of Benefits and Costs

Featuring James Politi, U.S. Economics and Trade Correspondent, Financial Times; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ted Posner, Litigation Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges; Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; Todd Weiler, Counsel, Expert Consultant and Arbitrator, Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration; Susan Aaronson, Research Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Shaun Donnelly, Vice President of Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business; Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Kimberly Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.
March 7, 2014
Capitol Hill Briefing

TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda?

Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
March 5, 2014
Policy Forum

Intellectual Property in the Trans‐​Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout?

Featuring Margot Kaminski, Executive Director, Information Society Project, Yale University; Tom Giovanetti, President, Institute for Policy Innovation; and K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
January 16, 2014
Policy Forum

Patents, Public Health, and International Law: The Eli Lilly NAFTA Chapter 11 Case

Featuring Burcu Kilic, Legal Counsel, Public Citizen Global Access to Medicine Program; Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; and Mark Schultz, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, and Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
September 20, 2013
Policy Forum

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

Featuring Jason Kearns, Chief Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee (Democratic); Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.