James Bacchus

Senior Counsellor

James Bacchus is Senior Counsellor at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). He is also Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. He was one of the seven founding Members and served twice as the Chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization, the highest international tribunal of world trade.  He is a former Member of the Congress of the United States and a former US international trade negotiator. For more than 14 years following completion of his service on the WTO Appellate Body he was chair of the global practice of the largest law firm in the United States and one of the largest in the world. He is the author of the books Trade and Freedom (2004) and The Willing World: Shaping and Sharing a Sustainable Global Prosperity (forthcoming in 2018 from Cambridge University Press). He appears frequently on leading platforms and in prominent publications worldwide.


Bridges news

15 Septiembre 2016
Se han pasado por alto importantes oportunidades para que el sistema comercial contribuya al combate contra el cambio climático. El Grupo de expertos de la Iniciativa E15 sobre Cambio Climático, en conjunto con ICTSD y el Foro Económico Mundial y en sociedad con Climate Strategies, ha intentado...