WITA Webinar: What Was Achieved at the U.S.-EU and G7 Summits




On Wednesday, June 23, WITA hosted Part 2 of our Two Part Series on the G7 and U.S. – EU Summits, in partnership with the Institute for International Economic Policy at The George Washington University.

WITA Webinar Featuring

Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

Ambassador Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States

Moderator: Daniel M. Price, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors; former Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs


Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States. From 2012 to February 2019, he served as the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights. In 2011, he was Foreign Affairs Minister of Greece.

Between 2004 and 2011, he was twice elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with the Greek Social Democratic Party (PASOK). He served as Vice-President of the European Parliament (2009-11), Vice-President of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (2004-09), and Head of the PASOK Delegation (2005-11). Between 2000 and 2004, he was Director-General of the International Olympic Truce Centre, an International Olympic Committee organization.

He served as Ambassador ad personam of the Hellenic Republic (1999-2004); Secretary-General of the Greek Foreign Ministry, responsible for Expatriate Greeks (1996-99); and Chief of Staff to the Greek Foreign Minister (1996). Between 1988 and 1993 he worked as an Attorney at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., specializing in international trade, transactions, and arbitration.

Mr. Lambrinidis was born in Athens, Greece in 1962. He studied Economics and Political Science at Amherst College (Bachelor of Arts degree, 1984) and Law at Yale Law School (Juris Doctor degree, 1988), where he was also Managing Editor of The Yale Journal of International Law. He is a 1980 graduate of the Athens College High School in Greece. He is married and has a daughter.

Ambassador Karen Pierce DCMG is the British Ambassador to the United States. Before arriving in DC, Pierce was the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Prior to this role, Karen served as the Director General for Political Affairs and Chief Operating Officer of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, from 2016.

Karen joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1981. Her first role was in Tokyo between 1984 and 1987, after which she returned to the UK to work in the Security Policy Department. Karen worked in Washington as the Private Secretary to the British Ambassador to the United States between 1992 and 1995. Between 1996 and 2006, Karen held several positions in London including Team Leader for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Deputy Head of Eastern Adriatic (Balkans) Department, Head of Newsroom, Head of EU Department (Bilateral) and concurrently Head of Afghanistan Political Military Unit after 9/11 before returning to the Balkans as Balkans Coordinator from 2002 to 2006.

In 2006, Karen moved to New York for the first time to be the Deputy Permanent Representative and Ambassador at the UK Mission to the UN. In 2009, she returned to London to become the Director of South Asia and Afghanistan Department and the UK’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2012, Karen started her second multilateral role, this time in Geneva, where she was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the United Nations, World Trade Organization and Other International Organisations until 2015. Between 2015 and 2016 Karen was the UK’s Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Daniel M. Price is Managing Director and co-founder of Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focuses on international regulatory and policy matters. Mr. Price advises multinational companies and financial institutions on trade policy, financial regulatory issues, geopolitical risk, and matters arising in global forums (G7, G20, and APEC).

Previously, Mr. Price served in the Administration of George W. Bush as the senior White House official responsible for international trade and investment, development assistance, and the international aspects of financial reform, energy security, and climate change.

Mr. Price was the President’s personal representative to the G8, the G20 Financial Summit, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. He was US chair of cabinet-level economic dialogues with Brazil, India, and the European Union.

Before and after his White House service, Mr. Price was a partner with Sidley Austin LLP, having founded and chaired the firm’s 60-member International Trade & Dispute Resolution group. Mr. Price counseled multinational companies on trade, investment, national security, and sanctions issues, and represented companies and governments in WTO, investment treaty, and NAFTA disputes. Earlier, Mr. Price served as Principal Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the US Trade Representative and as Deputy Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague.

Mr. Price has appeared on BBC, CNBC, PBS, and Bloomberg TV. His articles have been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Price was educated at Haverford College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Kenneth Levinson is the Executive Director of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA). WITA is Washington’s largest non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum in the U.S. capital for the open and robust discussion of international trade policy and economic issues. WITA has over 4,500 members, and more than 170 corporate sponsors and group memberships.

Previously, Ken served as Senior Director for Global Government Affairs for AstraZeneca. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Ken served as Senior Vice President and COO at the Washington, DC consulting firm of Fontheim International. Ken started his career on the staff of U.S. Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, where he served as the Senator’s chief advisor for international trade, tax, foreign policy, and national security.

Ken received a Master’s degree in European History from New York University after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst. Ken also spent a year studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Ken and his wife, the Reverend Donna Marsh, live in Bethesda, MD, with their two daughters.

Michael Moore is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Department of Economics. Professor Moore was the founding director for both the Elliott School’s International Trade and Investment Policy master’s program, and the Institute for International Economic Policy. Professor Moore received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts (Plan II) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Moore’s main area of research is trade policy, especially WTO related issues. Recent worked has focused on antidumping use in the developing world, whether carbon tariffs are consistent with WTO rules, and whether trade liberalization has affected the patterns of government spending in developing countries.

He has had a joint appointment with the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Economics at the George Washington University since receiving his doctorate in 1988. He served as associate dean of the Elliott School from 1995 through 1997. He also has taught international economics to US diplomats at the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute.

Professor Moore served as Senior Economist for International Trade at the White House Council of Economic Advisers from July 2002 through July 2003.

He teaches courses at the undergraduate, masters and PhD courses on international economics. For a description of courses, please click here . Professor Moore has also developed a series of Quicktime videos for students wishing to review economics topics.

Professor Moore spent 1984-1985 as a graduate student at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany. During 1994-1995, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Brussels at the Center for European Policy Studies and a German-Marshall Fellow at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (“Sciences-Po”) in Paris. In summer 1998, he was a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore. Professor Moore frequently has taught a course on US Trade Policy to graduate students at Sciences-Po.

Professor Moore speaks German fluently and is proficient in French and Spanish.

He was born in Borger, Texas and later moved to Baytown, Texas. He graduated from Ross Sterling High School in 1975.

Co-Hosted with the Institute for International Economic Policy at The George Washington University