Hillman, Jennifer

Hillman, Jennifer

Senior Fellow for Trade and International Political Economy (Council on Foreign Relations), Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Hillman is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Hillman has had a distinguished career in public service. In 2012, she completed her term as one of seven members serving on the WTO's highest court, its Appellate Body. As a commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, she adjudicated trade remedy cases along with conducting trade-related economic studies. Through her work as General Counsel at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Hillman was involved in all litigation matters coming before panels of the NAFTA or the WTO. She negotiated bilateral agreements with forty-five countries while serving as USTR’s ambassador and chief textiles negotiator.


Before joining USTR, she was the legislative director for U.S. Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina. Hillman was a partner in the law firm of Cassidy Levy Kent, a senior transatlantic fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a member of the selection panel for the Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation.

She currently serves on the board of visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University. 


Wednesday 16 June

  • EU Climate Diplomacy Leadership and the Carbon Border Tax

    Since the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) was first introduced as a key pillar of the European Green Deal, how has the EU consultation process reshaped the perceptions and priorities of EU institutions? What are the main stumbling blocks between the Member States? How are industries responding? How will the CBAM be reconciled with the EU emissions trading scheme during the transitional period? How has the EU progressed in dialogue with key trading partners? What is the path forward within and outside of multilateral trade institutions as part of the wider international climate dialogue?

    • Canfin, Pascal
    • Hillman, Jennifer
    • Egenhofer, Christian
    • Clemons, Steven


    Grand Hotel River Park