Queen's University

WTO Hong Kong Expert

2010-03-19

Robert Wolfe Queen's School of Policy Study's Robert Wolfe will be following developments on the WTO Hong Kong ministerial closely - and will be a participant in a daily public conference call with the Canadian delegation. "I think the conference will reach an outcome that is more limited than many had hoped, leaving some of the most contentious issues for resolution in March. If agreement can be reached on measures for the least developed countries, then ministers should be able to clarify the elements of the package on which agreement could be reached 2-3 months later," he says.In Ottawa Prof. Wolfe worked in the National Security Section, the U.S. Trade and Economic Relations Division, as Executive Assistant to the Ambassador for Multilateral Trade Negotiations and Prime Minister's Personal Representative, Economic Summit, and in the International Economic Relations Division. He has written extensively on the WTO most recently authoring "Decision-making and transparency in the 'medieval' WTO: does the Sutherland Report have the right prescription?" (Journal of International Economic Law, 2005). He is also a member of the Canadian Trade Policy Research Network, the Economic Negotiation Network and teaches policy analysis, trade policy, and international organization in Queen's School of Policy Studies.wolfer@post.queensu.ca613-533-6689For more information or to arrange an interview call Sarah Withrow 613.533-3280, Lorinda Peterson 613-3234, or Therese Greenwood 613.533-6907.Attention broadcasters: Queen's now has facilities to provide broadcast quality audio and video feeds. For television interviews, we can provide a live, real-time double ender from Kingston fibre optic cable and broadcast quality radio transmissions from our on-campus studio. Please call for details.

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