Welcome to the Deep Dive on Governing Digital Trade and Data Flows

Meet Your Expert:

Dr Joshua P. Meltzer

 Dr. Meltzer is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., where his research focuses on how data flows enable digital trade and  emerging technologies such as AI, and the trade law and regulatory implications of cross-border data flows, including for privacy and cybersecurity. At Brookings, Meltzer leads the Digital Economy and Trade Project and co-leads the Forum on Cooperation in AI. Meltzer has testified before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the European Parliament. He has been an expert witness in the Schremss II litigation in the EU and a consultant to the World Bank on trade and privacy matters. He is a member of Australia’s National Data Advisory Council and National AI Action Programs Committee. Meltzer teaches digital trade law at Melbourne University and at the University of Toronto, where he is an adjunct professor. Meltzer also teaches ecommerce and digital trade at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office diplomatic academy. Additional academic appointments have included as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies where he taught international trade and at McGill University.  Before joining Brookings, Meltzer was posted as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. and prior to that he was an international trade negotiator in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Meltzer regularly appears in print and news media, including the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, the Asahi Shimbun and China Daily. Meltzer holds an S.J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor and law and commerce degrees from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 
Patrick Jones - Course author