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The Politics of Trade and the Future of NAFTA with Charlie Dent and Felipe Calderon
12:00 PM -2:00 PM
Silverman Hall

Join us for a conversation on the politics of trade and the future of NAFTA with Perry World House Visiting Fellows Felipe Calderón and Charlie Dent, moderated by Perry World House Director William Burke-White. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required.


Felipe Calderón, Distinguished Global Leader in Residence

Felipe Calderón served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. Prior to his presidency, Calderón was Secretary of Energy (and in that capacity Chairman of the Board of PEMEXand CFE) and director of BANOBRAS (Public Works Bank). He was also a Congressman, leader of the National Action Party (PAN) in the Congress, and Secretary General and National President of PAN.


Charlie Dent, Global Order Visiting Fellow

For seven terms, Dent represented the 15th District of Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress. During that time, he served on the House Committee on Appropriations, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, and sat on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Previously, he served six years on the Homeland Security Committee. Dent is currently a senior policy advisor at DLA Piper and a contributor on CNN.


William Burke-White, Inaugural Director, Perry World House

William Burke-White is a professor of law at Penn Law School, inaugural director of Perry World House, and a co-faculty lead for the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance research theme. Burke-White is an expert on international law and global governance, served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with focus on international criminal and international economic law. His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests. In 2008 he received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for Excellence in Teaching.


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