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Special Projects and External Relations, Office of the President
Justin Kopek is a 2022 Summer intern with the Office of the President and a rising senior at Arizona State University where he studies Economics and Global Studies with minors in Spanish and History. He has served as Co-President of the ASU Chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society where he put on lectures with foreign policy experts and has spent a semester studying abroad in Santiago, Chile. His research interests include how foreign investment and trade policy influence growth and inequality, especially in Latin America. Justin is professionally proficient in Spanish and has begun to study Portuguese as well.
In June 2019, after two decades of on and off negotiations, the European Union and Mercosur, the South American customs union consisting of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, reached an agreement to dramatically expand economic cooperation between the two blocs. This unprecedented free trade agreement would not only eliminate over…