International Law and the Trump Administration: A Live Online Briefing Series - Part 3 - U.S. Participation in Global Trade Agreements


This live online briefing, the third in the Society's series on "International Law and the Trump Administration," will feature former senior U.S. officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations who were responsible for representing the U.S. Government in its trade negotiations around the world and developing and implementing U.S. trade policy. They will discuss the role that international law plays in global trade agreements and disputes; the institutions that address those disputes; what authority the President has, acting on his own, to modify or withdraw from those agreements; criticisms and proposed reforms of the current international trade system; and the possible paths forward for pursuing the United States' economic interests abroad in the Trump Administration.


  • Grant Aldonas, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Institute for International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center; former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
  • Miriam Sapiro, Partner and Head of the Washington DC Office, Finsbury; former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Acting U.S. Trade Representative


Lucinda Low, President, American Society of International Law; Partner and head of the Compliance, Investigations, Trade and Enforcement Department, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

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Date and Location

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm