Lori Wallach

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Lori Wallach
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Personal details
Born1965 (age 54–55)
EducationWellesley College (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

Lori Wallach (born 1965) is the Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch, a division of Public Citizen.[1] 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 watchdog.

Education and early career[edit]

Wallach, a native of Wisconsin, is Jewish and was born in 1965.[2] 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 had worked on Capitol Hill, on electoral campaigns, and in television news.

Media and reputation[edit]

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.[3]

She is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, Democracy Now, and PBS.[4][5][6]


  • 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[7]


  1. ^ "Global Trade Watch Staff Directory". Public Citizen. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Harvard Alumnus Profile". Harvard Law Bulletin. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch citizen.org
  4. ^ "Huffington Post Contributor Profile". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Democracy Now Appearances". Democracy Now. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "PBS Commanding Heights Profile". PBS. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. Retrieved March 18, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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