Global Rules, Local Rulers: A Luncheon Roundtable with Carnegie UK Trust

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Global Rules, Local Rulers: A Luncheon Roundtable with Carnegie UK Trust

Time: June 21, 2012 from 12pm to 2:15pm
Location: Carnegie Council
Street: 170 East 64th Street
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.carnegiecouncil.or…
Phone: 212-838-4120
Event Type: roundtable, luncheon
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2012

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Carnegie UK Trust presents original research on the relationship between advocacy groups, citizens, and international organizations that regulate trade, markets, and consumer policy. The Trust recently conducted a study on public attitudes in Britain, using the World Trade Organization as a test case. It also measured citizen awareness of the organizations that influence the WTO and identified best practices from the leading organizations in the field. The findings are vital for any professional working in advocacy, consumer policy, or citizen engagement.

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Melanie Leech, Chair of Carnegie UK Trust and Director General of the Food and Drink Federation

Melanie is the current Chair of the Carnegie UK Trust and is Director General of the UK Food and Drink Federation. She previously served in a range of British government departments, including the Cabinet Office, Department of Culture Media and Sport and HM Customs. She was seconded from the civil service to the Association of Police Authorities as Executive Director.

Albert Tucker, Associate, Carnegie UK Trust

Albert is currently an independent consultant. Among many senior non-executive positions he holds, he is a Trustee of Common Purpose and Vice Chair of the Big Lottery Fund in the UK. Previously he was Managing Director of Twin Trading, an alternative trade organisation that builds sustainable businesses with farmers in Latin America and Africa. Albert is a leading figure in the fairtrade movement and overseas development, and is an advocate for small-scale producers and citizens in global trade and policy. Albert was appointed a Carnegie UK Associate in 2012 to support the Trust’s work on trade and public economic engagement.

Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie UK Trust

Martyn is the Chief Executive of the Carnegie UK Trust. He was previously the Director of the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) and then  Consumer Focus Scotland. Consumer Focus Scotland is a statutory body which provides independent policy research and a voice for the consumer. Martyn was a visiting Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde from 1995-2001. Martyn was the Director of Shelter (Scottish Campaign for Homeless People) from 1987-1992.

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