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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.

Date & Time

Aug. 8, 2012
2:00pm – 5:00pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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2:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

PANEL 1: New and Possible Future Participants
2:50 pm – 3:50 pm
Canada: Laura Dawson, President of Dawson Strategic and a Former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center
China:  Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Japan:  Edward Lincoln, Professor, George Washington University
Mexico: Luz Maria De La Mora Sanchez, Professor of CIDE, former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

PANEL 2: Key U.S. Interests
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Agriculture: Jim Grueff, Trade Consultant and former Trade Negotiator with the Foreign Agricultural Service
Business: Linda Menghetti,Vice President, Emergency Committee for American Trade
Labor: Celeste Drake, Trade Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO
NGO: Stephanie Burgos, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America


Hosted By

Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more

Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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