Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program
Clayton Yeutter was born in Eustis, Neb. and holds B.S., J.D. and Ph.D. degrees with honors from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln. Yeutter's distinguished background in international trade includes serving as U.S. Trade
Representative from 1985-88. While in the position, Yeutter headed negotiations that led to the historic U.S.-Canada
Free Trade Agreement, a precursor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Yeutter also helped launch
the most ambitious trade negotiation in history, the 100-nation Uruguay Round, which culminated in the creation of
the World Trade Organization. He served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1989-91.
The Clayton Yeutter International Trade Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce,
International Trade Administration. The funding allows the program to conduct a premier training program in
international trade, negotiations and finance for a group of 13 graduate students selected from three
UNL colleges: College of Business Administration, College of Law and the Institute of Agriculture and
Over the course of two semesters students in the program will participate in a series of seminars
presented by six visiting scholars. The program will culminate with a symposium in spring of 2013.
Visiting scholars for the 2012 fall semster include:
William J. Davey,
Guy Raymond Jones Chair Emeritus, University of Illinois College of Law
William J. Davey has taught courses in international trade law, European Union law, international business
transactions and corporate/securities law since 1984. From 1995-99, he was on leave and served as the
director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization.
Jeffrey J. Schott,
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Jeffrey J. Schott is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions.
During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the U.S. delegation that
negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment
Policy Advisory Committee of the U.S. government.
Agricultural and Rural Development in the World Bank's Research Group
Will Martin is manager for Agricultural and Rural Development in the World Bank's Research Group.
His recent research has focused primarily on the impacts of changes in trade policy and food prices on poor
people in developing countries. Earlier research has also examined the impact of major trade policy
reforms—including the Uruguay Round; the Doha Development Agenda; and China's accession to the WTO—on
developing countries; implications of climate change for poor people; and implications of improvements
in agricultural productivity in developing countries. He trained in economics and agricultural economics
at the University of Queensland, the Australian National University and Iowa State University and worked
at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Australian National University before joining
the World Bank in 1991. Martin is president-elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.
Professor of International Economics at Brandeis University
Judith Dean is Professor of International Economics in the International Business School at
Brandeis University. Her research focuses on international trade and economic development. Much
of her work examines the relationship between trade and the environment. In a series of empirical
studies using Chinese data, she has been exploring the possibility that trade growth, foreign investment
and production fragmentation may have beneficial effects on the environment. In other work, she studies
trade and fragmentation, the effects of non-tariff barriers and the implications of trade preference erosion
for developing countries. Judy came to Brandeis from the US International Trade Commission where she was a
Senior International Economist in the Research Division, overseeing research on China and with India. Prior
to joining the USITC, Judy was Associate Professor of Economics at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and
Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and the OECD, and a
Visiting Scholar at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. She has also helped to establish
USITC joint research with Tsinghua University and with the India Development Foundation.
George Gollin Professor of Economics, The University of Adelaide
Kym Anderson is a former researcher at the World Trade Organization and the World Bank with expertise
in global food and agricultural policies and market trends. Anderson also is professor of economics at
Australian National University.
Veronica A. Haggart, LLC
Veronica A. "Roni" Haggart utlizes her more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and
international trade, in her own consulting firm, Veronica A. Haggart, LLC. She works with early stage
high tech companies on public policy and regulatory challenges. Previous positions Vice President,
Business Development, for Discovery Mining, Inc., a privately held leader in electronic discovery
solutions and services for lawyers, as well as, Vice President, Strategic Relations, for XtremeSpectrum,
a wireless system semiconductor company.
Roni spent more than 16 years at Motorola, where she held various executive level positions including
Corporate Vice President and Director of Motorola Ventures, Eastern Region, and Corporate Vice President
and Director of Government Relations for Motorola globally. In this role, she was instrumental in
expanding Motorola's government relations capabilities around the world.
Roni was appointed as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission by Ronald Reagan, following
a successful career as founding name partner of a Washington, D.C. law specializing in administrative
law and litigation as it related to international trade and agriculture. Roni also served as law clerk
to the Hon. June L. Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to that she served as
Special Assistant to then Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter, where she contributed to the
agency's international trade and consumer services programs.
She is a past member of the Board of the University of Nebraska Foundation where she chaired the Grants Committee.
Roni received a BA in Political Science from the University of Nebraska and a J.D. from Georgetown University
Michael J. Smart
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
Michael J. Smart served as International Trade Counsel on the Democratic staff of the U.S.
Senate Committee on Finance. In that role, he advised Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and members of the
committee on various trade matters, including World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and dispute
settlement, free trade agreements, trade in agricultural products, especially sanitary and phytosanitary
regulation, and the trade aspects of legislation to address climate change.
Before joining the Finance Committee, Smart was Director for International Trade and Investment on
the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. Smart focused on the Doha Development
Agenda, trade in financial services, free trade agreements, and bilateral investment treaties. He also
served as the lead White House staff for cabinet-level dialogues with Brazil and India.
Smart was previously an associate at the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, where his practice focused
on international trade and investment policy and dispute resolution. He represented companies and
governments in WTO, investment treaty, and NAFTA disputes. On behalf of a global coalition of securities
industry companies, Smart developed a comprehensive proposal to liberalize trade in capital