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Charlene Barshefsky

Known Globally as the Architect and Negotiator of China's WTO Agreement, Ambassador Barshefsky is One of the World's Experts on China

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Charlene Barshefsky Biography

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, advises multinational corporations on their market access, investment and acquisition strategies across the globe. She has long been renowned in the US and around the world for her negotiating, policy and legal skills in transactions with governments, state-owned enterprises and private parties. She joined WilmerHale after serving as the United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001 and acting and deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the Presidents Cabinet, she was responsible for the formulation of US trade policy and the negotiation of hundreds of complex trade and investment agreements that significantly opened markets, removed regulatory barriers, and cemented protections for US investment from Europe to Asia, Africa to Latin America, and the Middle East. She also led the negotiation of global agreements to open the financial services and telecommunications sectors, remove global tariffs on information technology products, and protect intellectual property rights.

Ambassador Barshefsky is best known globally as the architect and negotiator of Chinas WTO agreement, which opened Chinas economy as a worldwide market. This agreement, of undisputed historical importance, has helped to reshape the global economic landscape. Her agreement to open the Vietnamese market was the cornerstone of the normalization of relations between the US and Vietnam; and her pursuit of pro-growth trade policies in the Middle East -through the initial creation of special economic zones to integrate Israel with her neighbors, and a Free Trade Agreement with Jordan - has been recognized as a foundation element for subsequent free trade initiatives with the Muslim Middle East.

A renowned figure among governments and policymakers around the world and in the legal profession, and long at center stage in the development of international trade policy, Ambassador Barshefsky has been honored by both Harvard and Yale law schools. Her negotiations are the subject of several Harvard Business School case studies; and her negotiating skills and legal talent have been heavily profiled in a large number of books, magazines and newspapers. She is a frequent lecturer and op-ed contributor in the US and abroad on trade and economic issues of importance, and is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees and numerous other accolades for lifetime achievement. She is recognized as one of the most influential lawyers in the United States, and is a member of a broad range of foreign policy-oriented and economic institutions devoted to public policy and international relations. Ambassador Barshefsky serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Express Company, the Estee Lauder Companies, Intel Corporation, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She is a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Speaking Topics
  • Globalization: The Politics of Trade

    Ambassador Barshefsky explains the opportunities and complex obstacles associated with the powerful geopolitical forces now shaping U.S. economic relations, political alliances and commercial prospects.

  • Penetrating Foreign Markets Around the World

    Based on her experience as a United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Barshefsky shares her expertise in achieving market access across the globe and for using negotiations to the best commercial advantage.

  • Trading Up To Economic Recovery

    In this timely speech, Ambassador Barshefsky illustrates the critical agenda that can promote growth as trade spurs development, and builds alliances and security with other countries as economic integration creates shared interests. With an unparalleled understanding of international economic policy, Ambassador Barshefsky shares the keys to strengthening the U.S. economy through economic expansion, supporting development and security, and constructively engaging the developing world -• India, China and others.

  • China: The New Frontier

    With over two decades of experience in negotiating with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses across multiple sectors, Ambassador Barshefsky brings a wealth of knowledge to any business seeking entry into this rapidly developing marketplace and will deliver a presentation tailored to your meetings objectives. Ambassador Barshefsky offers unique insight into China's internal policies and politics, negotiating with the Chinese government and businesses, how to navigate the significant challenges, how to succeed in this complex commercial environment, and more.

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U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality (Council on Foreign Relations (Council on Foreign Relations Press))

U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality (Council on Foreign Relations (Council on Foreign Relations Press))

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Known Globally as the Architect and Negotiator of China's WTO Agreement, Ambassador Barshefsky is One of the World's Experts on China

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Charlene Barshefsky Biography

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, advises multinational corporations on their market access, investment and acquisition strategies across the globe. She has long been renowned in the US and around the world for her negotiating, policy and legal skills in transactions with governments, state-owned enterprises and private parties. She joined WilmerHale after serving as the United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001 and acting and deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the Presidents Cabinet, she was responsible for the formulation of US trade policy and the negotiation of hundreds of complex trade and investment agreements that significantly opened markets, removed regulatory barriers, and cemented protections for US investment from Europe to Asia, Africa to Latin America, and the Middle East. She also led the negotiation of global agreements to open the financial services and telecommunications sectors, remove global tariffs on information technology products, and protect intellectual property rights.

Ambassador Barshefsky is best known globally as the architect and negotiator of Chinas WTO agreement, which opened Chinas economy as a worldwide market. This agreement, of undisputed historical importance, has helped to reshape the global economic landscape. Her agreement to open the Vietnamese market was the cornerstone of the normalization of relations between the US and Vietnam; and her pursuit of pro-growth trade policies in the Middle East -through the initial creation of special economic zones to integrate Israel with her neighbors, and a Free Trade Agreement with Jordan - has been recognized as a foundation element for subsequent free trade initiatives with the Muslim Middle East.

A renowned figure among governments and policymakers around the world and in the legal profession, and long at center stage in the development of international trade policy, Ambassador Barshefsky has been honored by both Harvard and Yale law schools. Her negotiations are the subject of several Harvard Business School case studies; and her negotiating skills and legal talent have been heavily profiled in a large number of books, magazines and newspapers. She is a frequent lecturer and op-ed contributor in the US and abroad on trade and economic issues of importance, and is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees and numerous other accolades for lifetime achievement. She is recognized as one of the most influential lawyers in the United States, and is a member of a broad range of foreign policy-oriented and economic institutions devoted to public policy and international relations. Ambassador Barshefsky serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Express Company, the Estee Lauder Companies, Intel Corporation, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She is a Trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Charlene Barshefsky Speaking Topics

  • Globalization: The Politics of Trade

    Ambassador Barshefsky explains the opportunities and complex obstacles associated with the powerful geopolitical forces now shaping U.S. economic relations, political alliances and commercial prospects.

  • Penetrating Foreign Markets Around the World

    Based on her experience as a United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Barshefsky shares her expertise in achieving market access across the globe and for using negotiations to the best commercial advantage.

  • Trading Up To Economic Recovery

    In this timely speech, Ambassador Barshefsky illustrates the critical agenda that can promote growth as trade spurs development, and builds alliances and security with other countries as economic integration creates shared interests. With an unparalleled understanding of international economic policy, Ambassador Barshefsky shares the keys to strengthening the U.S. economy through economic expansion, supporting development and security, and constructively engaging the developing world -• India, China and others.

  • China: The New Frontier

    With over two decades of experience in negotiating with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses across multiple sectors, Ambassador Barshefsky brings a wealth of knowledge to any business seeking entry into this rapidly developing marketplace and will deliver a presentation tailored to your meetings objectives. Ambassador Barshefsky offers unique insight into China's internal policies and politics, negotiating with the Chinese government and businesses, how to navigate the significant challenges, how to succeed in this complex commercial environment, and more.

Charlene Barshefsky Videos

  • Charlene Barshefsky at Former USTR Seminar - YouTube
  • The New Power Play: China, the Global Economy & Corporate ...

Charlene Barshefsky Books

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  • How to book Charlene Barshefsky?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlene Barshefsky for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charlene Barshefsky, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlene Barshefsky or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlene Barshefsky?

    Booking fees for Charlene Barshefsky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlene Barshefsky, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charlene Barshefsky?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlene Barshefsky for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlene Barshefsky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlene Barshefsky or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlene Barshefsky or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charlene Barshefsky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Globalization: The Politics of Trade, Penetrating Foreign Markets Around the World, Trading Up To Economic Recovery and China: The New Frontier. The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlene Barshefsky for your event is available upon request. Charlene Barshefsky generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Richard Florida, Carly Fiorina, Maddy Dychtwald, Michelle Nelson and Lisa Gansky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlene Barshefsky for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charlene Barshefsky Speaking Topics

  • Globalization: The Politics of Trade

    Ambassador Barshefsky explains the opportunities and complex obstacles associated with the powerful geopolitical forces now shaping U.S. economic relations, political alliances and commercial prospects.

  • Penetrating Foreign Markets Around the World

    Based on her experience as a United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Barshefsky shares her expertise in achieving market access across the globe and for using negotiations to the best commercial advantage.

  • Trading Up To Economic Recovery

    In this timely speech, Ambassador Barshefsky illustrates the critical agenda that can promote growth as trade spurs development, and builds alliances and security with other countries as economic integration creates shared interests. With an unparalleled understanding of international economic policy, Ambassador Barshefsky shares the keys to strengthening the U.S. economy through economic expansion, supporting development and security, and constructively engaging the developing world -• India, China and others.

  • China: The New Frontier

    With over two decades of experience in negotiating with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses across multiple sectors, Ambassador Barshefsky brings a wealth of knowledge to any business seeking entry into this rapidly developing marketplace and will deliver a presentation tailored to your meetings objectives. Ambassador Barshefsky offers unique insight into China's internal policies and politics, negotiating with the Chinese government and businesses, how to navigate the significant challenges, how to succeed in this complex commercial environment, and more.

Charlene Barshefsky Speaker Videos

  • Charlene Barshefsky at Former USTR Seminar - YouTube
    The New Power Play: China, the Global Economy & Corporate ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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