This blog focuses on the role of the U.S. in global trade relations paying particular attention to the legal, business and political aspects with special emphasis on the World Trade Organization and U.S. legislation. It focuses on both legal and public policy issues, both domestic anf international, concerning the U.S. participation in the global economy. Its emphasis is on both competitiveness and global governance. The blog is maintained by Dr. Stuart S. Malawer, J.D. (Cornell), Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania). He also studied at the Harvard Law School and St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Dr. Malawer is the Distinguished Service Professor of Law and International Trade at George Mason University (Schar School of Policy and Government). He is a gubernatorial appointee (Governor McAuliffe and Governor Northam) to the Virginia International Trade Committee of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.