Our team manages the Institute’s robust program of events, including executive education programs; student-focused initiatives, such as the Institute’s Fellowship Program, the International Economic Law and Policy Colloquium, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and International Trade Studies Certificate Program; and large-scale conferences, such as the DC Fintech Week; along with the Institute’s strategic communications initiatives, partnership opportunities, and more.


Faculty Director

Chris Brummer is the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Professor of Law at Georgetown Law. He lectures widely on fintech, finance and global governance, as well as on public and private international law, market microstructure and international trade.


Marie Kasperek executes the Institute's national and international programming by effectuating conferences, colloquia, and special events. She further spearheads external relations, while assisting in advancement efforts and student-centered fellowship certificate programs, and the Institute's annual colloquium.

Associate Director of Events and Communications

Zainab Ahmed is the Associate Director of Events and Communications at IIEL where she develops and executes a strategy for dynamic and timely events sponsored by the IIEL, manages the Institute’s Fellowship Program, and executes the Colloquium. She further executes of IIEL’s social media strategy and is responsible for the management of the Institute’s website.

Program Associate

Meha Jain supports the Institute's financial and programmatic needs, while engaging followers through social media and website redesign. She holds a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Macalester College and is originally from Mumbai, India.

Student Assistant

Allison supports the Institute's team with communications, events, and administrative tasks while honing in on her interest in sovereign debt and international trade.


Allison Bailey is supports research for the Institute's oral history project on the world trading system. She is interested in international legal approaches to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing as well as international tax and arbitration.


Emily Greenaway provides research support for an Oral History of the World Trading System project and other performs other trade-related tasks. She is passionate about International Trade Law and Policy.