Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch


Lori M. Wallach has been director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division since 1995.

Wallach is an expert on the operations and outcomes of trade policies such as NAFTA, WTO, Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority and more. She is steeped in the domestic and international politics of current trade negotiations and disputes, including TPP and TAFTA/TTIP. Wallach works closely with Congress and civil society, scholars, and activists in the U.S and developing countries to foster the growing debate about implications of different models of globalization on jobs, off-shoring, wages, the environment, public health and food safety; equality and social justice and democratically accountable governance.




  • Author of numerous articles and books, most recently The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority - Updated and Expanded Edition
  • Founder and board member of Citizens Trade Campaign
  • Founding board member of the International Forum on Globalization
  • Prior to law school, Wallach worked for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives

    Media Appearances:

    Wallach (shown below on Bill Moyers Journal in June 2007) has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, ABC, CNBC, Fox News, PBS, Bloomberg TV, BBC and C-SPAN, and has been quoted extensively in publications such as The New York TimesThe EconomistForbesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesUSA TodayBloomberg, and The National Journal.

    See Lori speak:

    Interviewed about the WTO in the lead-up to the release of the film Battle in Seattle, July 2008:


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