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November 25: A Global Roundtable on the Future of Aviation Policy

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On November 25, the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy (IPD) will host ‘A Global Roundtable on the Future of Aviation Policy’ in collaboration with InterVISTAS. The virtual panel will be held at 12 PM EDT / 9 AM PDT and can be watched live on Zoom. Registration is required through this page.

This panel brings together a group of global leaders, policy thinkers and decision-makers to discuss the future of aviation policy. Guiding questions include:

  • Are international institutions, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization, well-equipped to cope with rapid changes to the global aviation ecosystem?
  • What is the meaning of sustainability in a post-pandemic world? What changes can we expect to see domestically in terms of regulatory trends, adoption of the climate change agenda, and geopolitical alignments?
  • As governments struggle to contain COVID-19 and the aviation sector continues to suffer financially, are we likely to enter an era of contained liberalization, aero-political wars, and forced institutional convergence?

Registration is mandatory to attend. Reserve your spot for free, here.

Date: November 25, 2020

Time: 12 PM EST / 9 AM PDT

Violeta Bulc

Curator of Ecocivilisation, EU Commissioner for Transport (2014-2020), and Deputy Prime Minister of Republic of Slovenia (2014). Entrepreneur, innovator, engineer, author, and traveller through space and time. As a former European Commissioner for Transport, her policy goals aimed at making mobility solutions environmentally friendly, competitive and inclusive, to create jobs, growth and maintain social fairness. She is particularly interested in creating networks and developing strategies that address societal demands for greater connectivity, mobility and global awareness. She has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Informatics from University of Ljubljana and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. She is a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Do and Hap-Ki-Do.

Anita Mosner

Partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and practices in the areas of aviation law, competition and international law. Anita is the co-chair of the firm’s Transportation and Infrastructure Industry Sector Group and is also is a leader of the Aviation Team. With a background in consulting as well as law, Anita has a deep understanding of the aviation business that has sharpened her ability to tackle complex business disputes and operational problems. Anita regularly represents airlines, airports and other aviation-related businesses. She has advised several major international airports and played a leading role in the development of several major airline alliances and joint ventures, assisting with the negotiation and documentation of such arrangements. She has extensive experience in aeropolitical matters, including international aviation negotiations and disputes. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Law.

David Sprecher

Head of the Aviation, Transportation and Tourism practice at Shibolet Law, based in Tel-Aviv, David has more than 25 years experience in aviation and tourism law. He advises major industry actors in Israel, Europe, North Africa and the Gulf Region. He serves as legal expert in various parliamentary commissions such as the Economic Commission of the Knesset. He regularly contributes to the drafting of civil aviation legislation and he is well versed with European institutions and major European airlines, often corresponding with high-ranked European officials. David also serves as senior lecturer in various universities and business schools across France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Morocco and India. He also heads the Aviation and Tourism Law Commission at the Israel Bar Association. He speaks 6 languages and he loves visiting food markets around the globe to grab the best available spices for delicious meals to share with family and friends.

Juan Carlos Salazar

An air transportation law expert and CEO-Level civil aviation executive, Juan Carlos has over 26 years of unique experience in international aviation negotiations, management and public policies. He is the Chief Executive (CEO) of the Colombia Civil Aviation Authority, was a Senior Advisor to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Civil Aviation Authority for more than 10 years, and has advanced degrees from Harvard University (Master in Public Administration – MPA) and McGill University (Master in Air and Space Law – LLM). He is fluent in Spanish, English and French, and speaks Arabic. Juan Carlos Salazar is also the former President of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission. Juan Carlos has led the Aviation COVID 19 Crisis Management team in Colombia since the early days of the outbreak, implementing inter-agency coordination mechanisms, with private and public institutions from different sectors.

Pablo Mendes de Leon

Professor of the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University, Pablo works at one of the leading international scientific research and teaching institutes in the world, specializing in legal and policy issues regarding aviation and space activities. In addition to his duties as Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University, Pablo Mendes de Leon maintains a vast range of memberships in organizations that work to combine law and practice of aviation law and policy. For instance, he is President of the European Air Law Association, Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Bordeaux, France. He is also Member of the Panel of Experts at the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Member of the Court of Commercial Arbitration, Bucharest, Romania, Member of the Dutch Aviation Accident Board, a Board Member of the magazines Air and Space Law, Journal of Air Law and Commerce and the Italian ANIA Insurance Newsletter, and the Director of the Series of Publications in International Aviation Law and Policy with Kluwer Law International. He is the author of a large number of publications on topical issues regarding aviation law and policy.

Marcelo Garcia

Currently Senior Director at InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., Marcelo has broad experience in policy and global advocacy matters in regulated industries. On the aviation front, he has worked with Canada’s Department of Transport – based in Ottawa, Canada – and with Qatar Airways’ aeropolitical and regulatory affairs – based in Doha, Qatar. He has advised airlines and industry associations on a wide array of legal and regulatory issues such as regional airspace disputes, international public air law, state subsidies, passenger rights, airline partnership agreements and air service agreements. He has also advised the Canadian government on airline joint ventures and competition law. Marcelo’s integrated approach to global advocacy has led him to coordinate and deploy market access efforts in Australia, India, Japan, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Kenya and Namibia, among others. He has also designed governance frameworks for airline programs such as new stations, airport incentives, and the management of foreign air operator permits. He holds a Master of Laws from McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal. He has also earned common law and civil law degrees from McGill University.

This panel is part of the IPD discussions series on the impact of COVID-19 on international peace and security. This discussion series is supported by the Department of National Defence’s Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program.