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Nicole D. Foster (née Clarke)

Lecturer in Law
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Mrs. Foster was a Junior Attorney with the firm Clarke & Co. (now Clarke, Gittens & Farmer) from 1994 – 1995 and had responsibility for international business and intellectual property matters. Mrs. Foster was also Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation from 1999 to 2005. While with the Mission, she had responsibility for services, dispute settlement, intellectual property and agriculture and was involved, inter alia, in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Doha Ministerial Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health and the WTO sugar dispute. Mrs. Foster has acted as a resource person and consultant for the Barbados government as well as for agencies such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Barbados Private Sector Trade Team. Most recently, she was part of a team of consultants that drafted a national intellectual property strategy for Barbados.

Research Interest

My research is focused in the areas of international trade policy and international trade negotiations. I have a particular interest in the role of developing countries, including small states, in international trade negotiations and the formulation of international trade policy. I also have a keen interest in the intersection between international trade law and other areas of public international law such as health and intellectual property.

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