The Catholic University of America

Sept. 12, 2008

Media Advisory

WHAT:

"Six Phenomena that Bear on the Politics of Trade and Globalization," the 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture delivered by Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, former U.S. trade representative from 1997 to 2001

WHEN:

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17

WHERE:




The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Walter Slowinski Courtroom
3600 John McCormick Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C.
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Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, J.D. 1975, WilmerHale's senior international partner, will give the 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture, which is titled "Six Phenomena that Bear on the Politics of Trade and Globalization." She joined the firm after serving as the U.S. trade representative - the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States. Prior to that, she was deputy U.S. trade representative from 1993 to 1996. As the trade representative and a member of the president's Cabinet, she was responsible for the negotiation of hundreds of complex market access, regulatory and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world.

She is best known internationally as the architect and chief negotiator of China's historic World Trade Organization agreement, as well as global agreements in financial services, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, high-technology products and cyberspace. She is recognized as a central figure for international business and international economic and trade issues. Her 25-year legal career in the field has encompassed international litigation, commercial negotiations, investment and regulatory advice, and dispute resolution. She has written and lectured extensively both here and abroad.

SPONSOR:


The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
MEDIA:


To cover the 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture by Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438.


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