At the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Alan Wolff, director of the Monterey Institute’s International Trade and Development Policy Initiative, recently participated in a workshop in economic diplomacy as a part of Vietnam’s push to accelerate foreign direct investment.
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Ambassador Alan Wolff has a distinguished career of public service that spans the fields of international trade, legislative and public policy and litigation with a special emphasis on the renewable and clean energy industry. He currently leads Dewey & LeBoeuf's International Trade Practice Group, which has been credited with helping to open international markets for American products including semiconductors, computer parts, telecommunications equipment, soda ash and forest products, consumer photographic film and paper, and insurance and other services. Mr.
"Opportunities & Strategies in Emerging Economies" will be the focus of the Monterey Institute’s annual student-organized international trade and investment conference, scheduled for 10:15 a.m. ( with check-in starting at 9:15 a.m.) to 5:30 p.m. (followed with a cocktail reception for paid conference attendees, panelists and reception speakers) on March 12 in the McCone Building, 499 Pierce Street in Monterey.
Former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative Alan Wolff to Lead Institute’s International Trade Policy Initiative
The Monterey Institute today announced the appointment of former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Alan Wolff as Distinguished Research Professor in the Institute’s Graduate School of International Policy and Management. Ambassador Wolff will also serve as director of the Institute’s International Trade and Development Policy Initiative (ITDPI). We expect ITDPI to be the first phase of our effort to consolidate and enhance the Institute’s research and academic programs addressing the policy challenges of international trade and development.
Organized by the MIIS International Trade Club, this one day conference will bring together stakeholders for a constructive dialogue around global trends shaping international trade policy, business innovation, and social ventures in emerging economies.
Sam Marrero (MAIPS '10) received a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic at the American Research Center in Egypt last summer. He spent hours in the classroom learning formal Arabic and Egyptian dialect. He practiced his language skills every chance he could, even when buying pencils and erasers:
I haven’t told this story yet because I don’t think you would believe me.
Joel Wiseman (IPS '09) interned at the Trade Information Center of the Department of Commerce in Washington DC last summer. Donning a suit and tie, Joel educated individuals about the rules and regulations - how to export and import products - of trade agreements.
A current member of the US Navy Reserves, Joel graduated from Chaminade University with a degree in political science and history. He has also studied the Spanish, Russian, and Arabic languages.
Monterey Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy and Graduate School of International Policy and Management Dean Yuwei Shi will be featured presenters at “WTO & China: Beijing International Forum,” a conference sponsored by the World Trade Organization’s Beijing office on November 19.