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At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world by talking with business leaders, innovators, service providers, manufacturers, and government leaders around the world.
In Episode #80, we are joined by Gregory Schaffer, author of Emerging Powers and the World Trading System. We discuss:
- Greg’s career path, from an early interest in history and foreign affairs to being a regular visitor at the WTO in Geneva.
- How the development of international trade law capacities helped make Brazil, China, and India supporters of the international trade system established at the behest of the United States.
- Was China’s accession to the WTO cause or effect?
- What constitutes international trade law capacity? What role do lawyers play?
- The U.S.’s paradoxical shift from shaper of the international trade system to revisionist power that undermines said system.
- Emerging powers in the international trade law sphere.
- The economic Cold War between China and the United States.
- Listening, and watching recommendations from:
- Emerging Powers and the World Trading System: The Past and Future of International Economic Law, by Gregory Shaffer
- “‘Reversing Gears’: China Increasingly Rejects English, and the World,” The New York Times, by Li Yuan
We’ll see you next week for another exciting and informative episode when we sit down with David Sargsyan to learn more about Armenia.