Director, International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research
Deborah James is director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. She has over a dozen years of expertise working on issues of trade and democratic global governance. At CEPR, her work focuses on the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, and U.S. policy towards Latin America. Prior to CEPR, she was the director of the WTO Program of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, where she worked to inform civil society and governments worldwide about the potential impacts of the WTO's proposed Doha Round expansion. She was also the global economy director of Global Exchange, where she did similar work around the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. She has written numerous articles and makes regular media appearances in English and Spanish on these issues, and has appeared on CNN en Español, Voice of America, CNN International, and the O'Reilly Factor, among other news outlets. She graduated cum laude in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of California at San Diego, and holds a masters in international policy and planning from the George Washington University.