Inu Manak is a visiting scholar at the Cato Institute and a Ph.D. Candidate at Georgetown University, Department of Government, specialising in international political economy, with an emphasis on trade and development. Her research focuses on the escalation of early stage trade conflicts and the role of private actors at the World Trade Organization, and challenges to legal capacity building in developing countries. Manak earned an M.A. in international affairs at American University and a B.A. in political science at Simon Fraser University.