Juscelino Colares, a trade law expert and professor, is available to discuss the looming energy crisis in Europe as Russia curbs its flow of natural gas to European nations.

"Despite warnings from presidents Reagan and then Trump about Europe becoming dependent on Russian natural gas, European leaders—the post-Cold War new champions of the new liberal, rules-based world order—did exactly that and then some," he said. "Europe became dependent on Russian gas and, worse, Russia became close to their only supplier.

"Arrogantly gaslighting U.S. advice as alarmist or self-interested—President Trump did pitch reliance on US LNG imports—smug European leaders were blindsided by Russian elite cooptation and capture," Colares added.  "eFormer German Premier Gerhard Shroeder’s seat on the board of Gazprom, Russia’s gas giant and supplier, did not help avert the current and worsening crisis."

Colares is the Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Law, Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center.

Colares teaches courses in civil procedure, conflict of laws and international business law and regulatory law. His scholarship explores interjurisdictional problems that emerge in litigation involving conflicts between national regulatory law and international norms. Colares's research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including the American Law and Economics Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Trade, Jurimetrics, Revista dos Tribunais(Brazil), Columbia Journal of European Law, Cornell International Law Journal, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

A former clerk for the Hon. Jean-Louis Debré, former Chief Justice of the Conseil constitutionnel (the French Constitutional Court) (2008-09 term) and visiting professor at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, Colares, was born in Brazil and is a naturalized citizen of the United States. Colares practiced law at Dewey Ballantine, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he litigated trade cases before federal agencies, federal courts and NAFTA panels.

Colares was recently reappointed by the Office of the United Trade Representative to serve on the United States Roster of NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade) Panelists. Colares is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Law Faculty Research Award; is involved in numerous Case Western Reserve University internationalization efforts; and currently serves as Past-Chair of the CWRU Faculty Senate.

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