From LSE to the White House:
A Q&A with Victoria Espinel
Join LSE alumna Victoria Espinel to learn how she built a career path
from studying at the LSE to working in the White House for a decade.
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hosted by Beth Halpern (MSc Public Policy '98)
555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
$5 for AFLSE members and members' guests
$10 for non-members.
(Hors d'oeuvres and wine/soft drinks will be served.)
Victoria Espinel served in the White House for a decade through Democratic and Republican administrations. Her roles include serving as President Obama’s advisor on intellectual property and, before that, as the first-ever chief US trade negotiator for intellectual property and innovation at USTR.
Join Victoria - an LSE alumna - to hear about her path from an LSE student to a history-making leader in the White House. She will discuss how to take leaps of faith and follow your instincts in a strategic way. An audience Q&A will follow her talk.
About About Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets and public policy. She leads strategic efforts that help shape the technology landscape in more than 30 countries through work in BSA’s 10 global offices.
Espinel also serves as the President of Software.org: the BSA Foundation. Software.org is an independent and nonpartisan international research organization created to help policymakers and the broader public better understand the impact that software has on our lives, our economy, and our society.
Espinel served for a decade in the White House, for both Republican and Democratic Administrations as President Obama’s advisor on intellectual property and, before that, as the first ever chief US trade negotiator for intellectual property and innovation at USTR. She was also a professor of international trade and intellectual property at the George Mason School of Law.
Espinel is a founding and ongoing co-sponsor of Girls Who Code’s Washington, DC, summer immersion program, which empowers young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. She speaks before audiences around the world to build visibility for the amazing things people can do with software, and encourages businesses, governments, and the public to support a policy environment that will enable even more software breakthroughs.
Espinel chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and Society. She was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the principal advisory group for the US government on international trade. She holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD from Georgetown University Law School, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Follow her on Twitter: @victoriaespinel.
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