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James Bacchus



James Bacchus is Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity of the University of Central Florida. He was a founding judge and was twice the Chairman – the chief judge – of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. He is a former Member of the Congress of the United States, from Florida, and he served on the High-Level Advisory Panel to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Professor Bacchus is the author of the books Trade and Freedom (London: Cameron May, 2004) and The Willing World: Shaping and Sharing a Sustainable Global Prosperity (London: Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is engaged in numerous innovative and  collaborative efforts worldwide to achieve all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals on the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations.