You are Invited: Jackson-Vanik After Russia’s Accession to the WTO

The Kennan Institute and Wilson Center on the Hill present:

 Jackson-Vanik After Russia’s Accession to the WTO

Tuesday, December 13, 2011   12:00-1:15 p.m.

B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Russia’s application to join the World Trade Organization is expected to be approved this month.  To take advantage of the new trade opportunities, the United States will need to permanently waive provisions of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. The original intent behind Jackson-Vanik was to force the Soviet Union to permit more liberal immigration. While immigration is now unrestricted, there is still concern about human rights in Russia. A panel of experts will address the trade, human rights, and other U.S. national interests associated with Russia’s entry into the WTO.

RANDI LEVINAS, Executive Vice President, U.S.-Russia Business Council; THOMAS O. MELIA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, U.S. Department of State (TBC); RICHARD PERLE, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; LARA IGLITZIN, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Moderated by: WILLIAM POMERANZ, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute

Please RSVP acceptances only to onthehill@wilsoncenter.org or 202-691-4357. 

Posted by: PAGE Staff

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