Third Annual Wenger Distinguished Lecture on Trade - "The Great Paradox: Economic Nationalism in an Interdependent Age"


Rufus Yerxa, President, National Foreign Trade Council. Ambassador Rufus Yerxa became President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) in May 2016. As president, he oversees NFTC?s efforts in favor of a more open, rules-based world economy, focusing on key issues to U.S. competitiveness such as international trade and tax policy, economic sanctions and export finance. He has more than three decades of experience as a lawyer, diplomat, U.S. trade negotiator and international official. This included roles as staff Director of the key U.S. House committee on trade matters, as Deputy U. S. Trade Representative (USTR) in two Administrations, and as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He also spent several years in the private sector, including as the Brussels-based partner with a major U.S. law firm. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Washington (1973), a JD from Seattle University School of Law (1976), and an LLB in International Law from the University of Cambridge, England (1977). Sponsored by: Henry E. & Consuelo S. Wenger Foundation. Presented by: AUWCL
Program on Trade, Investment and Development & Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Date and Location

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
NT01 – Ceremonial Classroom, Warren Building American University Washington College of Law
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4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
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