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Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Africa Program
Latin American Program
Mexico Institute

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As the debate over trade liberatlization and development continues to grow in intensity, the linkages between gender and trade remain understudied and often overlooked during the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements. In anticipation of the upcoming Hong Kong ministerial of the World Trade Organization as well as the recent proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agreements, this conference should generate a serious and in-depth dialogue about the gender-related myths behind current trade policies, the challenges to the inclusion of gender dimensions, and the consequences of ignoring gender mainstreaming in trade policies and agreements.

Agenda

8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center
Maria Riley, Center of Concern and Co-founder of the International Gender and Trade Network

8:45 a.m. Panel I
Addressing Gender in Trade: Economic, Legal and Political Challenges

Chair: Constance Hamilton, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Panelists:
José Manuel Salazar, Director, Office of Trade, Growth & Competitiveness, Organization of American States
Mariama Williams, Adjunct Associate, Center of Concern
Eugenia McGill, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

10:30 a.m. Panel II
Regional and Global Initiatives: Lessons Learned and Alternative Strategies

Chair: John Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Panelists:
Sharon T. Freeman, President & Founder, The All American Small Business Exporters Association
Marina Durano, Research Associate, International Gender & Trade Network-Asia
Sherri Kraham, Director of Development Policy, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Caren Grown, Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance Team, International Center for Research on Women

12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Center of Concern Representative
Woodrow Wilson Center Representative

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