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Dawn Shackleford is the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).
She is the lead U.S. negotiator for the special and differential treatment negotiations under the WTO Doha Round and is also a senior advisor on issues pertaining to the Round within the U.S. government. She is the lead U.S. negotiator on WTO accession negotiations involving least developed countries and Iraq, as well as the U.S. lead for a number of WTO standing committees covering development, least developed countries, and balance of payments. In addition to her work concerning the WTO, Dawn Shackleford is the U.S. Representative to the OECD Trade Committee and a lead advisor on trade issues concerning the UN and other international organizations.
Dawn Shackleford joined USTR in 2004. During her career at USTR she has served as a lead negotiator in the U.S. FTA negotiations with Oman and the United Arab Emirates, and worked on various WTO, APEC, G20, UN and NAFTA trade policy issues. Prior to her work at USTR, Dawn served as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and in the Department of the Navy from 1998-2004 and as an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service from 2003-2005. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics from the University of California in Santa Cruz, and also studied at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.