Expert Bio

Inu Manak is a fellow for trade policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). At CFR, she researches and writes on policy issues relevant to U.S. trade policy, including topics such trade politics and institutions, trade negotiations, and dispute settlement. An expert in international political economy, Dr. Manak’s research focuses on U.S. trade policy and the law and politics of the World Trade Organization. Her recent book, The Development Dimension: Special and Differential Treatment in Trade (Routledge Focus, 2021) was co-authored with James Bacchus, the first chairman of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body.

Previously, Dr. Manak was a research fellow at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies and a junior visiting fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Dr. Manak is a book review editor for World Trade Review and associate editor of the International Economic Law and Policy Blog. She is also a participating scholar in the Robert A. Pastor North America Research Initiative, a joint program between American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the School of International Service. Dr. Manak serves on the advisory boards of the TradeExperettes and the Center on Inclusive Trade and Development at Georgetown Law.

Dr. Manak received a PhD in government from Georgetown University, an MA in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service, and a BA in political science (First Class Honors) from Simon Fraser University.

affiliations

  • World Trade Review, book review editor
  • International Economic Law and Policy Blog, associate editor
  • Robert A. Pastor North America Research Initiative, participating scholar
  • TradeExperettes, advisory board member
  • Center on Inclusive Trade and Development at Georgetown Law, advisory board member

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