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Katrin Kuhlmann, President and Founder​


Katrin Kuhlmann is the President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit law and development center, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Yeutter Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law - Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Professor Kuhlmann is a Senior Associate with the Global Food Security Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and also serves as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). She has over twenty years of experience in international economic law, law and development, international trade law and policy, comparative economic law, trade corridors, and regional trade agreements.  She is published widely and frequently speaks on these topics, and she has testified before Congress on several occasions. 

Professor Kuhlmann sits on a number of non-profit boards and advisory boards, including the Advisory Boards of the Law and International Development Societies (LIDS) at Harvard and Georgetown Law Schools, the Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Trade Policy Forum.  She is also a board member of the Washington International Trade Association, Listening for America, and Malaika Foundation. 


She was previously a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a trade negotiator at USTR, and she practiced international law at Skadden Arps and Dewey Ballantine. She has also held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations and think tanks, including positions as a Senior Fellow and Director at the Aspen Institute and a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund.  She holds degrees from Harvard Law School and Creighton University and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study international economics. 



Susan Sechler


Susan Sechler has over 40 years of experience working on issues related to agriculture, food security, and international development.  She has served as Co-Founder and Managing Director of TransFarm Africa and a Senior Advisor for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to working with the Hewlett Foundation, Susan was a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Aspen Institute.  Susan has also held posts in government, including as the leader of the Clinton/Gore Transition Team for Agriculture in 1992 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economics, Policy Analysis and Budget at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Susan serves on the boards of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, the Island Press and the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). Susan’s articles and interviews have been published in many newspapers and journals, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Issues of Science and Technology, and others.

Kitty Bartels Di Martino


Scott Westfahl


Scott Westfahl is the faculty director of Harvard Law School Executive Education.  He joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004-2013 as the firm's Director of Professional Development. Scott frequently lectures and comments upon talent development within professional services firms and is the author of the book You Get What You Measure: Lawyer Development Frameworks and Effective Performance Evaluations (NALP, 2008).


Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company. He is also an experienced business and federal regulatory attorney, having practiced law with Foley & Lardner's Washington, D.C. office from 1988 to 1998.  Professor Westfahl earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988, and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985.


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