Marc L Busch * Chair
Marc L Busch (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Professor of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University. He is an expert on international trade policy and law.
He serves as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Standards and Technical Trade Barriers (ITAC-16), a public-private group reporting to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative.
He has addressed a wide variety of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on WTO Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation, and before the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation.
He has consulted to Booz Allen Hamilton, Bell Canada, DCI Group, Frontier Strategy Group, Goruck, Health Canada, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey &
Company, Monitor Group, Nomacorc, Philip Morris International, STI, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Nations, the
World Bank, and the Trade Law Division of the Department of International Trade Canada, on behalf of which he addressed a NAFTA 2022 panel on dispute
He is the author of the book Trade Warriors, as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology,
British Journal of Political Science, Fordham International Law Journal, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution,
Journal of World Trade, World Politics and World Trade Review. He has been awarded research grants from the National Science
Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the John M. Olin Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,
the Institute for the Study of World Politics, Georgetown, Queen’s, Harvard, and Columbia. He served as co-editor of the journal Economics & Politics.
He has previously taught at Queen’s University and Harvard. He has received awards for teaching at all three institutions, including MBA Professor of the
Module at Georgetown, the Executive MBA, AMBA, Cornell-Queen’s, and MBA Society Teaching Excellence awards at Queen’s School of Business, and Harvard’s
Thomas Hoopes Teaching Prize. In 1997, he was nominated for the Joseph Levenson Teaching Award at Harvard for best junior faculty undergraduate professor.
In 2004, he received the Frank Knox Teaching Excellence Award for the best undergraduate professor at Queen’s University. In 2010, Forbes Magazine named
his course, “Business, Government and the Global Economy,” one of the Top 10 Most Innovative MBA courses in the United States.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.