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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Jennifer Hillman

Georgetown Law School
Professor of International Law
Jennifer Hillman is a professor of international law at Georgetown Law School in Washington DC, teaching and writing about international trade, investment and economic law. She has had a distinguished career in public service, having served as a member of the WTO Appellate Body, as a Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, as the General Counsel and Ambassador/Chief Textile Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and as the legislative director for U.S. Senator Terry Sanford (NC). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. She was formerly a partner at the law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent, a former fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US and a former member of the selection committee for Truman Scholars. She is a graduate of Duke University and the Harvard Law School.