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Lori Wallach is the Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen. She is an expert and activist in global trade issues. Wallach has testified before Congress about the effect NAFTA, WTO, and other free trade agreements have on global citizens. She has played a significant role in the negotiations of many free trade agreements by acting as a consumer watch dog.
Education and early career
Native of Wisconsin, Wallach is Jewish and was born in 1965. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1986 with a B.A. in political science. She then attended Harvard Law School where she received her J.D. in 1990. Before starting her role in 1995 at Public Citizen, she previously worked on Capitol Hill, on electoral campaigns, and in television news.
Media and reputation
Wallach has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, ABC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS, Bloomberg TV, BBC and C-SPAN. In addition, she has been quoted extensively in publications such as The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, and The National Journal. She has been described by the Wall Street Journal as, "Ralph Nader with a sense of humor" and was dubbed "the Trade Debate's Guerrilla Warrior" in a National Journal profile.
- 1999: "The WTO: Five Years of Reasons to Resist Corporate Globalization" ISBN 978-1583220351
- 2004: "Whose Trade Organization?: The Comprehensive Guide to the WTO" ISBN 978-1565848412
- 2013: "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority - Updated and Expanded Edition" ISBN 978-1582310527
- "Global Trade Watch Staff Directory". Public Citizen. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Harvard Alumnus Profile". Harvard Law Bulletin. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Huffington Post Contributor Profile". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Democracy Now Appearances". Democracy Now. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "PBS Commanding Heights Profile". PBS. Retrieved 27 May 2014.