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Abbot gives opening presentation at foreign relations workshop

October 23, 2013

Kenneth Abbott, Jack E. Brown Professor of Law, recently gave the opening presentation at a workshop sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.

The workshop, “Ensuring the Safety and Quality of the Global Supply Chain for Medicines,” was organized at the request of the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Margaret Hamburg, to consider how the FDA and other medicines regulators can regulate properly now that a large portion of medicines and their active ingredients are manufactured around the world and imported.

Abbott and his longtime co-author, Duncan Snidal, gave a presentation titled “New Approaches in Global Governance,” which introduced the regulators to the range of ways they might organize international cooperation to improve regulation of international supply chains, and to make some initial recommendations.

Abbott is a faculty fellow in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's Center for Law, Science & Innovation, as well as a professor in the ASU School of Politics & Global Studies. His teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law.