Dr Lee Ann Jackson
WTO agriculture negotiations
Lee Ann Jackson is a Counsellor in the Agriculture and Commodities Division at the World Trade Organization and Secretary to the Committee on Agriculture. Based in Geneva, she advises WTO member countries on issues related to agricultural trade policy and multilateral negotiations, manages the organisation and delivery of multilateral meetings on agriculture and represents the WTO in key agricultural policy fora. She was previously a Research Fellow in the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and a researcher in the Environment Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC. Dr Jackson completed her PhD in applied economics at the University of Minnesota; and has a joint master's degree in public policy and environmental studies from Yale University. She earned certification as a mediator through the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution. She has served as a consultant for leading international organisations involved in agriculture policy and trade, including the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research.