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

Conference
October 5, 2018
10:00AM to 4:00PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
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.

The Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies will host a conference at the Graduate Institute in Geneva entitled, “Trump’s Attack on the Trade Regime: A Search for Solutions.” Trade policy experts from Washington and Geneva will be brought together to share their insights on the Trump administration’s policy agenda, what is at stake in the current debates, and how countries might respond to growing uncertainty in the international trading system. Specifically, we will convene three discussion-style panels that addressed the Appellate Body Crisis, the Future of the World Trade Organization and the Current State of U.S. Trade Politics.

9:30 - 10:00AM Registration
10:00 - 10:15AM Registration

Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

10:15 - 11:45AM Panel I: The Appellate Body Crisis

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
Moderator: Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

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11:45AM - 12:00PM Coffee Break
12:00 - 1:30PM Panel II: The Future of the WTO

Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
Jennifer Hillman, Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law Center
Amb. Alan Wolff, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization
Moderator: James Bacchus, Adjunct Scholar, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

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1:30 - 2:30PM Lunch
2:30 - 4:00PM Panel III: Current State of U.S. Trade Politics

Scott Andersen, Partner, Sidley
James Bacchus, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Simon Lester, Associate Director, Cato Institute
Inu Manak, Visiting Scholar, Cato Institute
Moderator: Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute



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4:00 - 6:30PM Reception