Trade implementation and enforcement research network
Sandra Polaski is currently a senior research scholar in the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University. She has been both a policy maker and a research expert on trade, labor, social policy and income distribution at national and international levels. She served as the Deputy Director-General for Policy of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and was its Sherpa to the G20. Earlier she headed the US Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau and before that directed the Trade, Equity and Development Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a global think tank. She has negotiated and implemented trade and labor clauses in US free trade agreements, advised the US Congress on trade policy and is currently a member of the Independent Mexico Labor Expert Board, a body created by the US Congress to monitor and advise on Mexican labor policy in the context of the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). She has published widely on international trade and on the linkage between trade, sustainable development and labor, available here.