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Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda


Roderick Abbott is a former EU Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO). He served as deputy Director General in Directorate General for Trade at the Commission (1996–2002) and Deputy Director General at the WTO (2002–05). He is currently a member of the Steering Committee and Advisory Board, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and European University Institute in Florence.

Carsten Daugbjerg is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University and the co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. His field of research is comparative public policy, specialising in agricultural policy reform, trade negotiations in the WTO, public and private food standards in global trade, government interest group relations and environmental policy. His recent research addresses global food security policy and governance. He has published widely on these issues.

Annmarie Elijah is Associate Director of the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University (ANU). She has worked as a policy officer in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has taught politics at the University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington and ANU. Her research interests include Australia–EU relations, comparative regionalism, trans-Tasman relations, Australian and New Zealand foreign policy and federalism.

Deborah Elms is Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre. She is also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy. Previously, she was head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations and senior fellow of international political economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests are negotiations and decision-making, and her current research involves the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), ASEAN Economic Community negotiations and global value chains. Dr Elms received a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, an MA in international relations from the University of Southern California, and Bachelor’s degrees from Boston University.

Bruce Gosper was appointed Australian High Commissioner to Singapore in September 2016. From 2013–16 he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade. Prior to that he was Deputy Secretary with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization from 2005 until 2009. From 2000–05, Mr Gosper was First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Paul Gretton is a Visiting Fellow in the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. He was formerly Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Productivity Commission where he led the Trade and Economic Studies Branch. This branch is responsible for trade policy reviews, assessment of the impacts of national economic reforms and quantitative economic modelling. He managed the commissioned studies into preferential Rules of Origin, Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and has had responsibility for a number of studies into national economic reform in Australia.

Karen Hussey is Professor and Deputy Director at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. Trained as a political scientist, Karen undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development. Her recent research has focused on water and energy security, the role of the state in climate change mitigation and adaptation, the links between international trade and environmental regulation, and the peculiarities of public policy in federal and supranational systems.

Yoo-Duk Kang is Head of the Europe Team at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy. He received an MA in International Trade and PhD in Economics from Institut d‘Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). His main research fields include international trade, economic integration and comparative area studies on Europe and East Asia.

Don Kenyon is Associate Professor and Visiting Fellow in the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University. During 1993–96 he was Australian Ambassador to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and WTO in Geneva, and during 1997–2000 Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg. He was a senior trade negotiator for the Australian Government with many years’ experience in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations and retired from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in October 2001.

Pascal Kerneis is Managing Director, European Services Forum, Brussels. He was lecturer in European law in the Law University of Rennes during 1985–87 and Legal Expert in the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) during 1988–90. He worked for the European Banking Federation, Brussels, during 1990–99, dealing notably with international affairs, before his appointment as Managing Director of the European Services Forum in 1999.

Jacqueline Lo is Associate Dean (International) for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Executive Director of Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University. She is also the ANU Chair of Academic Board (2016–18). Her research focuses on issues of race, colonialism, diaspora and the interaction of cultures and communities across ethnic, national and regional borders.

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama is the director of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and a leading author on trade diplomacy, EU–Far East relations and the digital economy. He is regularly consulted by governments and international organisations on a range of issues, from trade negotiations to economic reforms. He appears regularly in European, Chinese and US media, and is noted for his involvement in WTO and major free trade agreements. Prior to joining ECIPE, he was an independent counsel on regulatory affairs, competition and communication, Senior Advisor at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representative of Sweden and the EU member states towards the WTO and the UN, including the World Intellectual Property Organization and the UN Economic Commission for Europe. Lee-Makiyama is also a Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE), and currently shares his time between LSE and ECIPE.

Anne McNaughton is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU College of Law at The Australian National University. Anne researches and teaches European Union law. Her particular research focus is on the European Union as a legal system and the Europeanisation of private law within the EU Member States. She is currently Deputy Director of the Centre for European Studies at ANU.

Hazel Moir is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for European Studies at The Australian National University where her work focuses on the ‘intellectual property’ dimensions of possible trade agreements, including with the European Union. Her academic background is in economics (Cambridge) and demography (Brown). After brief stints in the private sector and in overseas aid, she spent 20 years in the Australian Public Service and followed this with a second PhD in public policy. Hazel has made a number of submissions to government enquiries into aspects of patents, copyright and trade policy. More recently she has written several papers on geographical indications.

Alan Swinbank is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Reading. His research has focused on the farm, food and biofuel policies of the EU, particularly its common agricultural policy, and the process of trade liberalisation. More recently, the UK’s pending departure from the European Union (‘Brexit’) has come to the fore. Recent publications include The Interactions Between the EU’s External Action and the Common Agricultural Policy for the European Parliament (2016).

Carl Tidemann is a research assistant in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University, where he completed a first-class honours thesis entitled ‘Addressing carbon leakage in climate policy: A synthesis and assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of key policy responses’.

Pierre van der Eng is Associate Professor in the College of Business and Economics at The Australian National University. He is an economist and historian with interests in business history and international business, as well as economic history and development economics. His current research interests include aspects of business development and company organisation, particularly the management of political imperatives and liability of foreignness by continental European firms in Australia.

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