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GDAE in Washington:
"Lessons from NAFTA" Events
December 8-11, 2009

GDAE’s Kevin P. Gallagher and Timothy A. Wise will be presenting new research on reforming U.S. trade policies and NAFTA in Washington December 8-11, 2009, building on ten years of research on Lessons from Mexico under NAFTA.

For more information, contact Lauren Denizard, 617-627-3509.

Read more on GDAE ten years of work on Mexico Under NAFTA.

December 8:

11:00 am-1:00 pm
Panel Discussion: “Mexico in 2010: A Year of Celebration and Political and Economic Challenge: A discussion on the governance and economic challenges facing Mexico in 2010”

Speakers: Alfonso Durazo and Timothy A. Wise
Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St NW, Suite 600
More Information

December 9:

9:00-10:30 am
Panel Presentation: “The Future of North American Trade Policy: Lessons from NAFTA”
Panel: Eduardo Zepeda, Kevin P. Gallagher, Robert  Stumberg, Timothy A. Wise
Release of Carnegie Policy Outlook paper, “Rethinking Trade Policy for Development,”[LINK] and Boston University report, “The Future of North American Trade Policy.”[LINK]
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Information and RSVP

3:00 pm
Briefing: Mark Linscott, U.S. Trade Representative office

December 10:

10:00 am – noon
Panel Discussion: “Trade-Finance Linkages and Development”
Panel: Carlos Braga (World Bank), Irfan Ul-Haque (South Centre), Thomas Dorsey (IMF), Kevin P. Gallagher (GDAE)
Oxfam America Conference Room, 1100 15th St., NW, Suite 600

2:30-4:00 pm
Senate briefing: “U.S. Investment Treaties and the Public Interest: U.S.-China Negotiations, the Administration’s Review of the Bilateral Investment Treaty Program, and the Implications for Labor, Environment, Democracy and Development”
Sponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, 1st and C Streets, NE
More Information

December 11:

Noon-2:00 pm
Briefing on NAFTA reports at U.S. House of Representatives
House Briefing: “The Future of North American Trade Policy” on new NAFTA reports
House Cannon Office Building, Room 340, 1st and C. Streets, SE
Sponsored by Reps. Mike Michaud and Louise Slaughter

4:30 pm
Briefing on NAFTA reports with Senate staff (details to follow)


The Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the WTO and NAFTA's lessons for trade and development policy. The goal of the program is to identify policies and international agreements that foster sustainable development.

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