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Katrin Kuhlmann


President and Founder, New Markets Lab, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., Creighton University; J.D., Harvard

Katrin Kuhlmann is the President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit law and development center. In addition to serving as an Adjunct...

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Katrin Kuhlmann is the President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit law and development center. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, she is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Her areas of focus include trade and development, economic law and regulation, entrepreneurship, agricultural regulation, regional trade, and international legal and regulatory reform. She is published widely and frequently speaks on these topics, and she has testified before Congress on several occasions.  

Ms. Kuhlmann is a Senior Associate with the Global Food Security Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Law and International Development Society (LIDS) at Harvard and Georgetown Law Schools, the Bretton Woods Committee, the Trade Policy Forum, and the Trade, Finance, and Development Experts Group of the E15 Initiative led by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development and the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Washington International Trade Association and Malaika Foundation and the Portland Communications Advisory Council.  

Ms. Kuhlmann was previously a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School and a Senior Advisor at the Corporate Council on Africa.  Earlier in her career, she was trade negotiator at USTR and practiced international law at Skadden Arps and Dewey Ballantine. Before founding the New Markets Lab, she held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations and think tanks, including positions as a Senior Fellow and Director at the Aspen Institute and Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Creighton University and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study international economics.   

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