UPCOMING SPECIAL LECTURE: "Three Keys Issues in the New International Trade Landscape for South East Asia" by Julia Nielson (23 August 2017)



MA Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Faculty of Political Science and Institute of Asian Studies (IAS), Chulalongkorn University

Cordially invite you to the special talk on

"Three Keys Issues in the New International Trade Landscape for South East Asia" 

by Julia Nielson, Head of Development Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

23 August 2017

9.30 – 11.00 hrs.

Room 307, 3rd floor of Prajadhipok- Rambhai Barni building, Chulalongkorn University


As a member of the OECD Trade and Agriculture, Directorate’s senior management team, Ms Nielson supports the Director in delivering the strategic orientations of the Secretary General to advance the implementation of OECD advice in members and partner countries in the areas of trade and agriculture and to ensure effective engagement with stakeholders and partners both inside and outside the Organisation, including major emerging economies. Specifically, Ms. Nielson leads the work at the interface of trade, agriculture and development policies by providing evidence-based policy advice on a range of policy issues, including trade facilitation, global value chains, the digitalisation of economy and society (DES), agricultural policy reviews for developing countries, food security and risk management. She recently led the Trade Directorate's work on responding to the anti-trade backlash.

Ms. Nielson has over 20 years' experience in multilateral trade and development, strategy and management. She previously worked for the World Bank Group (WBG) as acting Director for Multilateral engagement, with responsibility for the G20, G7, multilateral development banks and the OECD; coordinator for a senior management task force on future financing of the WBG; and acting Director of the WBG's Europe office, managing relations with European shareholders, the OECD, and the French G20 presidency. Prior to that, she worked in the office of the then-President of the WBG, Bob Zoellick


9:30-9:35           Opening speech by Dr. Sukanda Lewis, Deputy Director of Reserch, IAS

9:35-10:35          Presentation "Three key issues in the new international trade landscape for

                           South East Asia"   by Julia Nielson

10:35-10:50       Q&A

10:50-11:00       "the OECD's online knowledgebase for academic research" byAtsushi Higuchi

11:00                   Closing of the event

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