News & Events

Special Lecture | National Security and International Trade


Friday, January 19, 2024, 6:00 pm

Open only to the NLSIU community.

The National Law School Of India University (NLSIU) invites you to a special lecture on “National Security and International Trade”, to be delivered by Professor Petros C. Mavroidis, on Friday, 19th January 2024.

About the speaker

Professor Petros C. Mavroidis is Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law, at the Columbia Law School.

He served as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) legal affairs division from 1992 to 1995 and has been a legal adviser to the WTO since 1996. He was the chief co-rapporteur for the American Law Institute study “Principles of International Trade: The WTO” (2013).

Mavroidis has written 10 books and scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His book, ‘The Regulation of International Trade’ won the 2017 Certificate of Merit in International Law for a distinguished contribution to the field from the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. The two-volume tome is a meticulous exploration of WTO agreements regulating trade in goods. The third volume of the series, dealing with Trade in Services, was published by MIT Press in 2020.

At Columbia Law, Mavroidis is a member of the Center on Global Governance and serves on the boards of advisers for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Columbia Journal of European Law.


Recent years have witnessed an increasing use of trade policies by high-income States, such as the US and the EU,  to pursue national security, economic security and policy autonomy objectives, and to protect and project societal values. A common feature of such interventions is that they are largely unilateral in nature.  In this talk, Petros Mavroidis will be discussing the findings and recommendations in his recent work regarding policy options to manage spillovers of such unilateral trade policies motivated by national security and other non-economic objectives on global trade and investment.

Note: The zoom link (available here) to join the lecture, will be activated on Friday, 19th January 2024.