John S. Odell

John S. Odell

Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California

John S. Odell is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). He is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. He researches the governance of the world economy--why governments and international organizations do what they do in international economic relations, and how they could do better--and climate change. Former: Visiting Fellow, Office of the US Trade Representative, Peterson Institute in Washington, and Graduate Institute in Geneva; Editor, International Organization; Director, USC School of International Relations and its Center for international Studies; Faculty member, Harvard University. He has published extensively about negotiations among states on trade, exchange rates and debt, including in the WTO and the IMF. He received a PhD in Political Science and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Opinion

7 June 2017
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement goes against the climate and economic interests of the United States, argues the author of this opinion piece, and could lead to tariff measures imposed by leading trading partners that are legal under international trade law...