Carla A. Hills
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, International Consultants

Carla A. Hills participated in the World Leaders Forum event, The Uruguay Round and the WTO: What Have We Achieved?, in April 2006.

Carla A. Hills is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants, which advises companies on global trade and investment issues. Ambassador Hills served as U.S. Trade Representative (1989-93), in the first Bush Administration, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice in the Ford Administration. She serves on four corporate boards. She also serves as Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations; Vice Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Inter-American Dialogue; member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission, Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and trustee of the U.S.-China Business Council. Ambassador Hills received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Yale University. She is the recipient of a number of honorary degrees. In 2000 she was awarded the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a non-citizen.

Participated In

The Uruguay Round and the WTO: What Have We Achieved?

Date: April 5, 2006
Location: Low Memorial Library
The year 2005 marked the tenth anniversary of the World Trade
Organization and its dispute-settlement system. Several members of the
Appellate Body, in collaboration with academic and policy institutions, held a
series of regional conferences around the world in 2005 and 2006 to mark this
anniversary. In collaboration with the WTO, the North American conference was
held at Columbia University in April 2006. The conference brought together
an outstanding group of trade-policy leaders, academics, politicians, business
leaders, and prominent experts from around the world.