In his guest lecture entitled 'Contending Narratives about Winners and Losers from Globalization – Implications for International Trade Law,' Nicolas Lamp (Queen's University) will reflect on developments in international trade law since US president Trump has entered his presidency.
In the wake of Trump’s election to the US presidency, the “losers” from globalization have received unprecedented attention. While few would contest that manufacturing workers in developed countries have lost out over the past decades, the remedies proposed by President Trump have been met with a mixture of concern and ridicule by the trade establishment. And yet, it seems clear that, at least in the United States, politicians and trade officials are no longer able to convince voters that international trade will “lift all boats”. Instead, those engaged in debates about trade policy will need to be open about the fact that international economic agreements create both winners and losers. The talk will sketch the contending narrative about winners and losers from globalization that are reflected in our increasingly polarized public discourse and will explore their implications for international trade law.
Nicolas Lamp joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Global Law Programs that Queen’s Law offers at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux castle, England, during the summer term. Prior to joining Queen's, Assistant Professor Lamp worked as a Dispute Settlement Lawyer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, where he advised the Members of the Appellate Body on legal issues arising in appellate proceedings under the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism. His teaching subjects include Contracts, International Economic Law and Public International Law. Assistant Professor Lamp received his PhD in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013. His doctoral thesis on "Lawmaking in the Multilateral Trading System" investigates the origins and implications of the discourses, practices and techniques that shape international lawmaking in the trade context. His 2011 article "Conceptions of War and Paradigms of Compliance: The 'New War' Challenge to International Humanitarian Law" was awarded the American Society of International Law's 2012 Francis Lieber Prize for outstanding scholarship in the field of the law of armed conflict. He is also the case author for the 2014-2015 edition of the ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law and for the 2017-2018 edition of the Gujarat National Law University International Moot Court Competition (GIMC).
In 2016, Assistant Professor Lamp was awarded the Stanley M. Corbett Award for Teaching Excellence by the Law Students’ Society.
The lecture will take place from 15.30 to 17.00 hrs at the Amsterdam Law School, building REC A, room A3.01.