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Mr. Charles H. White, Jr.

A Senior Research Fellow,  Charlie has over 30 years experience in transportation policy at the national level. He is presently Visiting Professor of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation at the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Early in his career Charlie served as the Chief of Litigation at the former Interstate Commerce Commission where he was responsible for the court defense of the agency's orders deregulating the nation's trucking industry. He also personally conducted the agency's Supreme Court litigation. More recently he served as the senior railroad industry policy advisor in the Clinton administration and worked with the President's National Economics Council on matters of national transportation importance. Between government assignments Charlie practiced law in Washington where he participated in all the major railroad merger proceedings of the 80s and 90s that collectively transformed and revitalized the freight railroad industry, served as trustee's counsel in a number of successful regional railroad reorganizations, and helped develop a number of new trucking companies after publication of his Harvard Business Review article discussing post-deregulation opportunities. He also advised many foreign governments on transportation regulatory, safety, and infrastructure issues.

Charlie is currently working on transportation security issues as they impact on supply chain efficiencies. His most recent article in Logistics Spectrum examines the policy issues facing the rail industry in the wake of 9/11. He is also developing curriculum to add security issues to his course on the management of transportation enterprises at the Merchant Marine Academy.

A frequent lecturer before professional groups, Charlie has also been a guest lecturer on transportation management and international development at Stanford Graduate Business School, University of Sao Paulo ((Brazil), the World Bank, and Tuck. In addition to his Tuck degree, Charlie is a graduate of Boston College and Yale Law School. He also attended the National Security program at the US Army War College. He has been a member of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board, is a member of the board of directors of TRANSLOG International, and is an affiliate of LECG (Law and Economics Consulting Group). He continues to practice law in Washington, DC.

Charlie's recent publications: 2006 South Asia Transport and Trade Facilitation Conference Briefing Book and Transportation Solutions for South Asia Trade.

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