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Steve Charnovitz

Steve Charnovitz
Born Savannah, Georgia
Nationality United States
Fields International Law
International Trade
Institutions George Washington University
George Washington University Law School
Alma mater Yale Law School
Yale College
Kennedy School of Government

Steve Charnovitz (born 1953) is a scholar of public Washington, DC, and is best known for his writings on the linkages between trade and environment and trade and labor rights.[1]


  • Background 1
  • Works 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Charnovitz is a native of Georgia.

He was an early advocate for improving bicycle transportation in the United States where he worked in the Office of Environmental Affairs of the U.S. Department of Transportation.[2] He was an analyst in the The George Washington University Law School in 2004.

Charnovitz serves on several editorial boards in scholarly journals including the American Journal of International Law, the Journal of Environment & Development, the Journal of International Economic Law, and the World Trade Review. He is a member of the globalization. He was also an early proponent of giving students individual computers in the classroom.[5]

He is a member of the American Law Institute.

He received a B.A. degree from Yale College in 1975, an M.P.P. degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1983, and a J.D. degree from the Yale Law School in 1998.


Charnovitz is the author of Trade Law and Global Governance, which was launched in June 1992 at the

[Category:International law scholars]]

  • Faculty webpage at GWU Law
  • Personal homepage – Profile and bibliography
  • NGO Accountability in Global Governance

External links

  1. ^ Ideas for the ILO's "Second Century," Charnovitz Interview, Washington Branch Office of the International Labor Organization, ILO Focus, Spring 2001, pp. 4–6.
  2. ^ See U.S. Department of Transportation, Highway and Urban Mass Transportation, September 1974, pp. 24–30 .
  3. ^ See Jim Wright, Balance of Power (Atlanta: Turner Publishing, 1996, p. 443).
  4. ^ See Competitiveness Policy Council A Competitiveness Strategy for America. Second Report to the President and Congress, March 1993, p. 63.
  5. ^ Computerizing the Classroom, Journal of Commerce, August 30, 1994.
  6. ^ See
  7. ^ Steve Charnovitz, "Two Centuries of Participation: NGOs and International Governance," Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, Winter 1997, pp. 183, 268–270.
  8. ^ Steve Charnovitz, Living in an Ecolonomy: Environmental Cooperation and the GATT, Pacific Basin Research Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1994. The term "ecolonomics" had been invented one year earlier by Dennis Weaver. The field of ecological economics goes back to the 19th century.
  9. ^ "The Dispute Settlement System in the Next Ten Years", p. 921, 927, in Merit Janow, Victoria Donaldson & Alan Yanovich (eds.), The WTO: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries (Huntington: Juris Publishing, 2008).


He is known for his neologisms on international policy issues. For example, he coined the term "ecolonomy"[8] to signify that Earth's ecology and economy were two sides of the same coin. He also coined the term "SCOO"[9] as an acronym for the trade sanction in the World Trade Organization called "suspension of concessions or other obligations."


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