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Arthur E. Appleton

Arthur Appleton is an Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-Europe). He is also a founding partner of Appleton Luff – International Lawyers, a boutique international law firm with offices worldwide.

Mr. Appleton has 30 years of experience in international trade and investment law working with international businesses, sovereign states and international and regional organizations.

In addition, he has published widely in the field of international trade and arbitration, including four books and approx. 45 articles. He sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of Legal Issues of Economic Integration and the Advisory Committee of The Latin American Journal of International Trade Law.

Arthur has worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. He has served as a Consultant for the World Bank, the WTO, the ADB, the IDB, UNCTAD, UNITAR, the ITC, CLDP and the EU and is on the List of Experts (Chairpersons) for Trade and Sustainable Development Disputes arising from several EU FTAs.

Mr. Appleton is also a member of the visiting faculty and the Advisory Board of the World Trade Institute (University of Bern) and teaches Executive Education courses at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland).

Articles by Arthur E. Appleton

US Default?

Instead of hungering for power and party control, U.S. politicians should be hungering for solutions to the economic problems that vex the country.

May 27, 2023

Re-Globalization, Seriously?

Modernizing the trade system to meet 21st century challenges requires moving beyond the WTO’s consensus system.

April 20, 2023

WTO: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Long and Winding Road

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first African and the first woman to serve in the WTO’s top post. But she faces formidable challenges.

March 1, 2021

Rethinking America: Polishing a Rare Gem

The U.S's dire need of significant reforms of its voting, media, education and justice system.

November 13, 2020

Globalization and Healthcare: Lessons the US Needs to Learn

The U.S. must urgently move beyond its cliché-ridden debate on healthcare.

July 29, 2020

Globalization and Pandemics: Global Problems Require Global Responses

The rapid dispersion of many diseases is one of the inevitable characteristics of globalization. Nationalist approaches are therefore completely counter-productive.

March 3, 2020

Stop Blaming Globalization: Most Problems Are Homemade

Amidst many worries about globalization, suggestions for a constructive path forward.

February 16, 2020