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Merit Janow

Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA; Chair Of Mastercard's Board Of Directors

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Merit Janow Biography

Merit Janow is the ​non-executive independent chair of Mastercard and a law professor at Columbia University’s ​School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she was faculty dean from 2013 to 2021. She is an internationally recognized trade and investment expert with extensive experience in academia, government, international organizations, and business. In addition, she has had a life-long involvement with Asia and is an expert in that region.

Janow has been a Professor of Practice at SIPA and an affiliated faculty member at Columbia Law School since 1995. She teaches graduate courses in international trade/WTO law, comparative antitrust law, and China in the global economy, among others, and launched new programs focusing on cyber security and the digital economy.

Janow is also co-director of the APEC Study Center. She has served as chair of the Faculty Oversight Committee of Columbia’s Global Center East Asia. Previously, Janow was director of the Masters Program in International Affairs and chair of Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. She has penned several books and numerous articles, and frequently speaks before business, policy, and academic audiences around the world. In 2023, Forbes named her to their "50 Over 50-Investment" list.

Janow is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Previously, she was the first woman to serve as an elected member of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body; executive director of the US Justice Department’s first international antitrust advisory committee; and deputy assistant US trade representative for Japan and China.

She serves on the board of directors of several corporations and nonprofit organizations. In 2009, she became a charter member of the International Advisory Council of China’s sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation.

Janow has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar, and a B.A. in Asian Studies (with honors) from the University of Michigan.

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The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries

The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries

The Competition: Dealing with Japan

The Competition: Dealing with Japan

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    Speaking fees for Merit Janow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Merit Janow are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Merit Janow, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Merit Janow speak about?

    Merit Janow is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Economy and Finance.
  • Where does Merit Janow travel from?

    Merit Janow generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Merit Janow’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Merit Janow for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Merit Janow for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Merit Janow or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA; Chair Of Mastercard's Board Of Directors

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Merit Janow Biography

Merit Janow is the ​non-executive independent chair of Mastercard and a law professor at Columbia University’s ​School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where she was faculty dean from 2013 to 2021. She is an internationally recognized trade and investment expert with extensive experience in academia, government, international organizations, and business. In addition, she has had a life-long involvement with Asia and is an expert in that region.

Janow has been a Professor of Practice at SIPA and an affiliated faculty member at Columbia Law School since 1995. She teaches graduate courses in international trade/WTO law, comparative antitrust law, and China in the global economy, among others, and launched new programs focusing on cyber security and the digital economy.

Janow is also co-director of the APEC Study Center. She has served as chair of the Faculty Oversight Committee of Columbia’s Global Center East Asia. Previously, Janow was director of the Masters Program in International Affairs and chair of Columbia University’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. She has penned several books and numerous articles, and frequently speaks before business, policy, and academic audiences around the world. In 2023, Forbes named her to their "50 Over 50-Investment" list.

Janow is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Previously, she was the first woman to serve as an elected member of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body; executive director of the US Justice Department’s first international antitrust advisory committee; and deputy assistant US trade representative for Japan and China.

She serves on the board of directors of several corporations and nonprofit organizations. In 2009, she became a charter member of the International Advisory Council of China’s sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation.

Janow has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Stone Scholar, and a B.A. in Asian Studies (with honors) from the University of Michigan.

Merit Janow Videos

  • Merit Janow on Biden and Xi's Meeting
    IGP Affiliated Faculty Member and Columbia SIPA Dean Emerita Merit Janow
  • AIF Highlight with Merit Janow
  • Dean Merit Janow Opening Remarks - 2021 Columbia China
    Merit E. Janow is the Dean and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs at Columbia SIPA.

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  • How do I book Merit Janow to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Merit Janow for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Merit Janow, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Merit Janow or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Merit Janow

    Speaking fees for Merit Janow, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Merit Janow are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Merit Janow, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Merit Janow speak about?

    Merit Janow is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Economy and Finance.
  • Where does Merit Janow travel from?

    Merit Janow generally travels from New York, NY, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Merit Janow’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Merit Janow for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Merit Janow for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Merit Janow or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Merit Janow is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Merit Janow for your event is available upon request. Merit Janow generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susannah Wellford, Jina Choi, Terry Branstad, Ed Balls and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Merit Janow for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Merit Janow Speaker Videos

  • Merit Janow on Biden and Xi's Meeting
    IGP Affiliated Faculty Member and Columbia SIPA Dean Emerita Merit Janow
    AIF Highlight with Merit Janow
  • Dean Merit Janow Opening Remarks - 2021 Columbia China
    Merit E. Janow is the Dean and Professor of Professional Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs at Columbia SIPA.

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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.

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