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October 22, 2009
Refracted Vision: A Trade Policy Colloquium
Sponsored by Stewart & Stewart and inspired by the book Opportunities and Obligations: New Perspectives on Global and U.S. Trade Policy (Terence Stewart, editor), this session included remarks by Timothy Reif, General Counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives; John Murphy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Pat Choate, the Manufacturing Policy Project; and Patricia Forkan, the Human Society.  The moderator was Bruce Stokes of National Journal

October 1, 2009
Labor and the American Trade Agenda
This colloquium at the National Press Club included presentations from Grant Aldonas of Split Rock International and CSIS; Alan Wm. Wolff, Dewey & LeBoeuf; Thea Lee, AFL-CIO, and John Murphy, U.S.-Chamber of Commerce. 

June 30, 2009  
Discussion on Ontario Premier.

This was a special  off-the-record discussion with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, organized in cooperation with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

June 10, 2009   
Canada & the "Buy American" Nettle,
 a conversation with Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. This event was held in cooperation with the Korea Economic Institute.

May 26, 23009
A Patrons and Sponsors Lunch with S. Bruce Wilson, Director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.

All such lunches are "off-the-record, no-agenda" discussions. They have titles. In this case, the title was Outward (And Inward) from the Centre William Rappard.

May 21, 2009
A Devilish Brew: Trade Laws and Industrial Policy in the U.S.-China Relationship.

The speakers were Charles Freeman of CSIS (the Center for Strategic and International Studies), Terence Stewart of Stewart & Stewart, Washington attorney Gary Horlick, and William Reinsch of the National Foreign Trade Council.

May 20, 2009
The Other End of the String: Supply Chain Ripples in Asia from the Drop in Consumer Demand in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

The speakers were Auret van Heerden of the Fair Labor Association, Erik Autor of the National Retail Federation, John Frisbee from the U.S. China Business Council, and Marc Mealy of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council.

April 23, 2009
NAFTA, Symbol and System: A Look at NAFT, the U.S. Trade Debate, and the Future of the North American Economy.

This program was held in cooperation with Miller & Chevalier and was moderated by Miller & Chevalier's Jon Huenemann of Miller and Chevalier. The speakers were Frank Vargo of the National Association of Manufacturers, Adrian Rothkopf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Paz from the Embassy of Mexico, and Lynn McDonald of the Canadian Embassy.

Mar. 26, 2009
A Patrons and Sponsors lunch with Jayson Myers, the president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Atsushi Yamakoshi, Director of Keidanren-USA.

Mar. 27, 2009
Motion in the Doha Maze and Other Puzzles.

This was a conversation with the WTO spokesperson, Keith Rockwell.

February 5, 2009
Trade and the Stimulus Bill: A Discussion of the Buy National Provisions of H.R. 1.

The speakers at this session were Scott Paul from the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Larry Lasof of Kelley Drye & Warren, Calman Cohen from the Emergency Committee for American Trade (ECAT), Willard Berry of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones, and Jeffrey Schott of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Jan. 14, 2009
CAP & Trade Part II, Border Adjustments

This was GBD's second colloquium on CAP and Trade, the first one having been held in December 2008. The speakers at this session were Tim Keeler, then of USTR; Jason Tolland, Canadian Embassy; Jake Colvin, National Foreign Trade Council; and Kevin Dempsey, then with Dewey & LeBoeuf.

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