Sandra Polaski

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Sandra Polaski "is Director of the Trade, Equity and Development Project and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an international think tank. Her work focuses on trade, development and employment policies.

"Until April 2002, Ms. Polaski served as the US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, the senior State Department official dealing with such matters. In that role she integrated labor and employment issues into US trade and foreign policy and served as the lead negotiator on labor provisions in the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement and the US-Cambodia Textile Agreement, considered models for future agreements. Previously she served as director of research at the secretariat of the North American Commission for Labor Cooperation, a NAFTA-related intergovernmental organization.

"Ms. Polaski holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)." [1]

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  1. Members, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition, accessed April 19, 2010.