Projects & Activities

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                                   2017

  • “Public Procurement Best Practices Industry Roundtable”, South Asia Region Public Procurement Knowledge Exchange Program, moderator, sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce and World Bank (Sept. 13, 2017, Washington, D.C.)
  • “WTO Revised Agreement on Government Procurement” and “GPA Accession Process, Expectations of Afghanistan and Transitional Measures”, presentations at Consultations on Afghanistan WTO-Related Customs and Procurement Legislative Initiatives, organized by U.S. Commercial Law Development Program and funded by U.S. Agency for International Development/Afghanistan (Chisinau, Moldova, July 17, 2017).
  • “International Procurement Developments in U.S. Domestic Preferences and International Trade”, presentation to symposium on Federal Procurement under the Trump Administration, sponsored by Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association and George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., June 6, 2017).
  • International Negotiations to Open Cross-Border Markets in Government Procurement”, presentation to International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Mar. 22, 2017).
  • “International Procurement Markets: What’s Next”, presentation at Forum organized by the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C., Feb. 15, 2017).

2016

  • “Outlook for Trade in Trump Administration”, presentation to Colloquium on International Cooperation in Procurement: Next Steps, sponsored by George Washington University Law School (Dec. 9, 2016).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Scope of Coverage”, presentation to Russian Federation delegation at George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2016).
  • “Brexit: Implications for GPA and Access to U.S. Procurement”, presentation at Roundtable on Transatlantic Procurement Issues, sponsored by King’s College London and George Washington University Law School (London, UK, Sept. 19, 2016).
  • “Government Procurement and Trade Policy”, presentation at 55th Annual National Seminar on Government Contracts, sponsored by: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Twin Cities Chapter, National Contract Management Association; and North Star Chapter, National Property Management Association (Sept. 14, 2016, Minneapolis, MN).
  • “Review of Pakistan’s Public Procurement Rules”, report prepared for Pakistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority, sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce (June 2016).
  • “Buy America Policy”, briefing for Organization for International Investment (Washington, D.C. June 6, 2016).
  • “The GPA: What It Means for New Zealand Vendors”, presentation to New Zealand Government Procurement Trade Mission to the United States (Washington, D.C., Apr. 20, 2016).
  • “International Negotiations to Open Cross-Border Markets in Government Procurement”, presentation to International and Comparative Public Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Mar. 25, 2016).
  • “Government Procurement in the TPP”, presentation at 2016 TPP Series, Part III: The New Rules & Disciplines of a 21st Century Agreement, a panel organized by the Washington International Trade Association (Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2016).

2015

  • “International Agreements with Procurement Obligations”, briefing for U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2015).
  • “State of Play in Procurement Negotiations”, presentation at Towards Convergence in Transatlantic Procurement Markets, a roundtable conference organized by Kings College, London and George Washington Law School (London, UK, Oct. 26, 2015).
  • “International Experience in Government Procurement”, report prepared for U.S. Agency for International Development’s Vietnam Governance for Inclusive Growth project (Sept. 30, 2015).
  • “TTIP and Public Procurement”, presentation at Rule-Makers or Rule-Takers? Exploring the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, organized by the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the Centre for European Policy Studies (Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2015).
  • “Broadening the reach of GPA principles: regional developments and perspectives”, panel chair at The Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA): an Emerging Pillar of Twenty-first Century Trade and Development, a symposium organized by World Trade Organization (Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 17, 2015).
  • “What are the prospects for concluding work on China’s GPA accession in 2015?”, paper presented at Public Procurement: Global Revolution VII conference at University of Nottingham (Nottingham, UK, June 15-16, 2015).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, presentation at the U.S.-Pakistan Informational Roundtable on the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, organized by U.S. Department of Commerce (Islamabad, Pakistan, Apr. 29, 2015).
  • “World Bank Reform and WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, keynote presentation at World Bank Spring Meetings, Innovative and Fit for Purpose: A New World Bank Procurement Framework (Washington, D.C., Apr. 16, 2015).
  • U.S. Perspective on Encouraging Countries to Join the GPA”, member of panel and presentation at Developing Countries – Looking Through the Keyhole: Should Developing Economies be Observers or Full GPA Members, Fourth Annual Procurement Week Conference: Game Changing Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Faculty of Law, Bangor University in North Wales (Cardiff, Wales, Mar. 18, 2015).
  • “U.S. Perspective on TiSA”, member of panel and presentation at TISA – A First Step Towards Full GPA Membership? Fourth Annual Procurement Week Conference: Game Changing Ideas and Innovations, sponsored by Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Faculty of Law, Bangor University in North Wales (Cardiff, Wales, Mar. 18, 2015).
  • “International Procurement Agreements”, presentation at Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2015).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, presentation at Commercial Law and Development Program, U.S. Department of Commerce (Washington, D.C., Feb.10, 2015).

2014

  • “US Coverage of Services and Construction Services under GPA”, presentation at WTO Government Procurement Agreement International Seminar, organized by Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China (Beijing, China, Dec. 2, 2014).
  • Government Procurement in the WTO”, presentation at the 2014 Academy of WTO Law and Policy, Institute of International Economic Law (Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2014).
  • “BRICS and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, member of panel and presentation at Brazil and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement colloquium, organized by George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2014).
  • “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Government Procurement”, presentation at Congressional-European Parliament Initiative (Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014).
  • “New WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, member of panel and presentation at The New WTO Government Procurement Agreement – Its Impact on World Procurement Markets colloquium, organized by George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014)
  • “U.S. Government Procurement System”, member of panel and presentation at WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement, organized by World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and U.S. Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, Apr. 26, 2014).
  • “Negotiating RTAs and GPA: Strategic Considerations”, member of panel and presentation at WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement, organized by World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and U.S. Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, Apr. 26, 2014).
  • “WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Role, Principles, and Transparency Requirements”, member of panel and presentation at Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “GPA’s Procedural Obligations, Including Domestic Review and Modifications of Annexes”, member of panel and presentation at Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “GPA Procurement Opportunities Provided by Parties”, member of panel and presentation at Seminar on WTO GPA Obligations and International Best Practices in Public Procurement, organized by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Ministry of Finance of Armenia and U.S. Department of Commerce (Yerevan, Armenia, Apr. 25, 2014).
  • “International Procurement Systems: Developments in 2013”, presentation at West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2014).
  • “International Procurement Agreements”, presentation at Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2014).
  • “Procurement Issues in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”, member of panel and presentation at the Breakfast Debate on Public Procurement and TTIP at the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 29, 2014).

2013

  • “International Government Procurement: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership”, presentation at Congressional-European Parliament Initiative (Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2013).
  • “Export Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses under the WTO and Government Procurement Agreement”, presentation to Export Now Webinar, sponsored by Women Impacting Public Policy (Feb. 21, 2013).
  • “The Role of International Trade Agreements in the Converging of Procurement Systems”, presentation at the West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Washington, D.C., Feb. 18, 2013).
  • “International Procurement Agreements”, presentation at Comparative and International Procurement Law Seminar, George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2013).