John W. Sewell joined the Wilson Center three years ago to analyze and write on globalization, development, and U.S. foreign policy. He remains a senior scholar at the Center, researching, writing, and organizing conferences such as one on "Aid for Trade" that took place on June 6.

The conference was particularly timely. More than 100 developed and developing countries are involved in the current Doha Trade negotiations. Sewell said, "We're approaching a critical moment at the end of July," when a framework agreement must be developed and agreed upon so that negotiations can conclude by early 2007.

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