Jamieson Greer, an expert in international trade and a leading force in defining critically needed new frameworks and tools

2022-06-13

On June 13, at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., Jamieson Greer ('07) was awarded the 2022 US Sciences Po Alumni Award.  This annual celebration is an opportunity to recognize and honor outstanding individuals, who embody the values that Sciences Po and our community strive to uphold.

Jamieson is a partner in the International Trade team at King & Spalding, where he specializes in – and is, well, as good as it gets -- in trade policy and negotiations, trade agreement enforcement, export and import compliance, and CFIUS matters. Jamieson has represented clients in trade remedy litigation before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and federal courts.

Before joining King & Spalding, Jamieson served as the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. At USTR, worked closely with Ambassador Lighthizer and senior White House officials on developing and implementing trade policy he played a critical role in developing and implementing the White House’s trade strategy – one that included landmark achievements like the Phase One trade deal with China and the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement.

Prior to working at USTR, Jamieson spent several years in private practice focusing on trade-related matters, and also served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Jamieson perfectly embodies Sciences Po’s mission, and definition of excellence: analytically and intellectually, he marries rigor with creativity; an unmatched expertise in the international trade system as it currently exists with a nuanced understanding of the challenges facing it – and how those can be addressed. Jamieson also works, actively, to face those down; to put his expertise to concrete use in advancing a better alternative. Take, for example, Jamieson’s role in the White House’s negotiations on the Phase One trade deal with China – a landmark for US and international approaches to trade relations among major powers.

Sciences Po’s mission is to train the leader and practitioner – and to equip them not only with analytical rigor but also the ability to bridge frameworks, whether intellectual or cultural. I cannot think of anyone who embodies that ideal better than Jamieson. And throughout, Jamieson is unfailingly generous, humble, and kind: professionally, intellectually.

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