E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Carolyn Deere Birkbeck

Senior Researcher, Global Economic Governance Programme at University of Oxford

Senior Researcher, Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford; Senior Fellow, ICTSD; Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors, Intellectual Property Watch. Researches global economic governance. Leads Oxford’s Expert Taskforce on global knowledge governance and intellectual property. Former: Assistant Director, Rockefeller Foundation; Co-founder, Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FNTG); Manager of the Congressional Staff Forum on International Development, Overseas Development Council; Consultant, UNDP’s Office of the Human Development Report, National Wildlife Federation, Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy, Open Society Institute and South Centre. DPhil in International Relations, University College, Oxford; Master of Arts in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.