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Wrapping Up the Colloquium with International Trade Lawyer Gary Horlick

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Gary Horlick

Gary Horlick, a prominent and influential international trade lawyer will offer the final 2014 Global Problems and Solutions Colloquium guest lecture at the Institute on Monday, April 28 in MG102, 6-9pm.

This year’s Colloquium brought a host of influential leaders and practitioners to the MIIS campus. Guest speakers include former WTO Deputy Director General, Rufus Yerxa, former USTR, Demetrios Marantis, the former chief counsel to OFAC, MIIS alumni holding leadership positions in private sector trade relations, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer, and world-renown political scientist, Francis Fukuyama. Each speaker offered expert insight in the field of Economic Diplomacy and Statecraft. Colloquium students gained a comprehensive understanding of many aspects of trade, ranging from tariffs and sanctions, to the private sector’s role in sustainable economic development.  They have been presented with differing and diverse perspectives on the global trading system. The variety of perspectives and dialog between students and speakers has provided a highly valuable opportunity for them to think critically about the challenges and opportunities of economic diplomacy.

The final spring 2014 Colloquium lecture event details are below.  This event is open to the public. If you wish to attend, please rsvp to:

Event Details:

When: April 28, 6-9pm

Where: McGowan Building, MG102

Speaker Profile:

Speaker Profile: Mr. Horlick is the highest-ranked international trade lawyer in the world in the only two rankings, Euromoney/Institutional Investor and Who’s Who Legal, and is in the top tier of Chambers (which does not list individual rankings).

Mr. Horlick has worked in senior positions in the U.S. Congress (International Trade Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee) and the Executive Branch (Head of Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce), where he was responsible for all U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty cases, Foreign Trade Zones, Special Import Programs, and the negotiation of the U.S.-EU Steel Agreement.

He has been Chairman of WTO and Mercosur panels, and has litigated in U.S. courts and administrative agencies; GATT and WTO tribunals; NAFTA Chapters 19 and 20 tribunals; and anti-dumping cases in 12 countries. He has worked on issues involving climate change, textile quotas and monitoring, Generalized System of Preferences, non-market economy status, customs and tariff classification and valuation, export controls, CFIUS and investor-state disputes.

Mr. Horlick has served as counsel to businesses in the U.S. (IBM, Bowater, Arch Chemicals and others) and other countries (Pemex, Noranda, Barilla and others); the U.S. Government and other governments (UK, Canada, Mexico, Chile, South Africa and others); and trade associations (National Cattlemen’s and Beef Association, Federation of the German Chemical Industry, and others).

He has written numerous articles and delivered speeches on international trade and investment. He has served as first Chairman of the WTO Permanent Group of Experts on Subsidies; Chairman of the International Section of the DC Bar; Vice Chairman of the Trade Committee of the International Bar Association; and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He teaches international trade law at Yale, Georgetown, and Berne Universities.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP to attend this speaker, please email Erina McWilliam-Lopez at by Friday 4/25/2014.

To learn more about the colloquium, please visit the Colloquium Landing Page.



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