Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alum serves as international trade consultant

1980 alum Anthony Carroll has served since 1995 as vice president and managing director of Manchester Trade Ltd., one of Washington, D.C.'s premier international trade and business consulting groups.


Anthony Carroll

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Carroll spoke on "International Career Paths:From Peace Corps to Venture Capital" on September 24, 2009, at 3:30 in 260 Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Clients have included multinational companies, trade associations, sovereign governments, international financial institutions, bilateral and multilateral development organizations, regional economic organizations, ad-hoc legislative campaigns, non-governmental organizations, foundations and universities. His area of concentration is Africa with special emphasis on trade, natural resource development, money remittances and health.

Carroll spoke on "International Career Paths:From Peace Corps to Venture Capital" on September 24 at 3:30 in 260 Bascom Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

From 1989 to 1995, Carroll worked as an international business attorney and consultant with Washington office of Mitchell, Friedlander and Gittleman and its successor law firms. He also has served as a long-term advisor to the World Bank and other organizations on commercial legal reform in Africa and the establishment of special economic zones in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He was also a senior consultant to Neill and Company, the largest registered lobbying firm in Washington.

Carroll served as assistant general counsel of the Peace Corps from 1986 to 1989, and was senior legal adviser to the director of the Peace Corps with special emphasis on global health and Africa programming. He is a member of Peace Corps Medical Review Board. Between 1984 and 1986, Carroll served as senior counsel for corporate financial development to a Denver-based international venture capital and financial promotion organization. In this capacity, he was responsible for all legal matters pertaining to securities underwritings and international due diligence.

In fall 2010 he taught a course on the "Politics of Foreign Aid in Africa" at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He continues to serve as co-director of the Washington, D.C., Semester in International Affairs for University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates and to serve on the university's board of visitors for the international studies program.

— article last updated August 6, 2012