Global Trade Academy
For over a decade, IIEL’s Global Trade Academy has provided in-depth insight and analysis to government, NGO, international organization and private sector leaders the world over. Along with offering an overview of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its agreements, the intensive, week-long seminar provides a deep dive into the most cutting-edge global trade issues of the day, and across sectors from intellectual property to the digital economy.
“G2” Conference in Geneva, Switzerland | Washington, D.C.
For nearly twenty years, the Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva have hosted leading conferences on transatlantic and global trade law. Earning a reputation as one the most important academic events of its kind, the G2 Conference assembles practitioners, WTO Appellate Body staff and members, as well as NGO stakeholders, to discuss the status and future of international economic law, and its intersection with regional developments.
At IIEL’s Fintech Week, thought leaders from fintech firms across the country–from PayPal and Amazon to OnDeck, and from Ripple and R3 to Cloud 9 Technologies and beyond–described their business, and explained how their services intersect with markets for a Washington, DC audience consisting of leading policymakers, market participants, academics, lawyers, and regulators. Widely hailed as one of the country’s most rigorous forums for fintech policy discussions, this year’s co-sponsors include Thomson Reuters and the International Monetary Fund.
Annual Conference with the International Tax Policy Forum
Every year, Georgetown Law’s IIEL and the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF) co-host a conference examining international tax competition as the United States stands on the brink of business tax reform. Routinely covered by US and global media, the tax conference attracts top tax thought-leaders and policymakers from Capitol Hill and the White House.
International Trade Update
IIEL cosponsors the International Trade Update, Washington, D.C.’s premier event for the discussion of international trade law. Every year, hundreds of top-level trade lawyers and officials descend upon campus to tackle contemporary challenges relating to international trade, from sanctions to sustainable development to tariffs and beyond. The event is launched by the Greenwald lecture, and made possible by a generous gift by the law firm Cassidy Levy.
Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference (DebtCon)
IIEL co-hosts with Duke Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva, a cutting edge, annual forum on the management of sovereign debt. Every year, the conference, which is co-sponsored by Moodys, invites finance officials and central bankers from both developed and developing countries to develop alongside top academics best practices for financial stability and economic growth, and to assess the legal, economic and business applications of cutting edge policy tools.