"Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) documents released by WikiLeaks website show the United States trying to remove barriers to overseas markets to serve its own economic interests under the guise of free trade, former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Professor Raj Bhala told Sputnik.
"The TPP is a trade pact currently being negotiated in unusual secrecy between the United States and 12 Asian and Pacific Rim nations. US pharmaceutical giants have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to US Senators who voted for the TPP legislation that passed last week, according to data from MapLight.
"The Council of Saudi Chambers organized last Wednesday, April 29, an event entitled 'The Kingdom and International Trade Developments" in cooperation with the Harvard Alumni Association of Saudi Arabia.'
"We spend the hour exploring what could become the world’s largest trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What could it mean for the countries that are considering signing onto it? Can it be democratic, humanitarian and transparent?
Raj Bhala is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at The University of Kansas School of Law. He is the author of International Trade Law: Interdisciplinary Theory and Practice Documents Supplement and Trade, Development, and Social Justice.
KU professors Raj Bhala and Don Haider-Markel shared their reactions to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks.
"Bhala said his reaction was one of horror and frustration.
"French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects in a deadly attack against newspaper offices that killed 12 people and shook the nation.
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It was the deadliest attack in France in half a century.
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University of Kansas Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Raj Bhala said that this attack can affect American communities by people misunderstanding the attacks and backlashing.
"The US Senate Intelligence Committee this week released their report into the CIA interrogation program, which was established after the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Producer George Freeman spoke to Raj Bhala, lawyer, author and associate dean for international law at the University of Kansas School of Law, on the release of the CIA interrogation report."
"A 500-page U.S. Senate report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques has drawn strong reaction. A professor at the University of Kansas said the content may be troubling, but it's important that the report was released.
Raj Bhala, the associate dean for international law at the University of Kansas School of Law, said it's upsetting it took so long for the report to finally come out.
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