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Ryan MacFarlane

C&M International Director

rmacfarlane@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2575
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Ryan MacFarlane, a director at C&M International, helps companies and industry associations navigate political and economic barriers to realize commercial success in international markets and form mutually beneficial partnerships between the public and private sectors. As a former scientist, Ryan has particular experience in the health, environmental, and technology sectors. Prior to joining C&M International, Ryan was the principal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) coordinator at the U.S. Department of State where he had responsibility and oversight for U.S. government engagement within APEC and worked to develop policies, initiatives, partnerships, and capacity building programs to advance U.S. government objectives in the Asia-Pacific region. While at the Department of State, Ryan led U.S. delegations to numerous APEC meetings and chaired the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum Planning Group, the APEC Chemical Dialogue, and the APEC Budget and Management Committee. 

Prior to joining the Department of State, Ryan was awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and served as an international health specialist at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs. Earlier in his career, Ryan worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Ryan’s work within the government has been recognized with multiple meritorious and superior honor awards.

Ryan has also held positions in academia, working as a scientist in Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford Medical School as well as the Immune Disease Institute at Harvard Medical School, where he published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Ryan earned a B.S. with honors in cellular, molecular and developmental biology from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Sidney Raffel Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Graduate Study.

Education

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Ph.D.
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S., magna cum laude

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"World Leaders Call for Accelerated Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage," Regulatory Alert (September 23, 2019). Contacts: Patricia L. Wu, Eric Obscherning, Ryan MacFarlane, Joshua Boswell, Michael E. Schmitz, Melissa Morris
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Innovative Health Care Financing Mechanisms," APFF and METI Conference, Tokyo, Japan (January 28, 2019). Moderator: Robert Holleyman; Panelist: Ryan MacFarlane.
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"The Month in International Trade – November 2018," International Trade Bulletin (December 10, 2018). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Evan Yu, Melissa Morris, Robert Holleyman, John B. Brew, Ryan MacFarlane, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings, Andrew Blasi, Michael E. Schmitz, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
Client Alert/Newsletter
"APEC Chairs Statements Released," International Trade Bulletin (November 26, 2018). Contacts: Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Robert Holleyman, John B. Brew, Ryan MacFarlane, Patricia L. Wu, Clark Jennings
Client Alert/Newsletter
"The Month in International Trade — November 2017," International Trade Bulletin (December 7, 2017). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Robert Holleyman, Melissa Morris, Evan Yu, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cherie Walterman, David (Dj) Wolff, Eduardo Mathison, Kelly T. Currie, Stephen M. Byers, Paul M. Rosen, Jared Engelking, John B. Brew, Ryan MacFarlane
Client Alert/Newsletter
"APEC Leaders Meeting Concludes: APEC Emerges as Leading Asia-Pacific Trade Liberalizing Platform," (November 12, 2017). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, John B. Brew, Ryan MacFarlane
Client Alert/Newsletter
"This Month in International Trade - August 2016," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Aaron Marx, David (Dj) Wolff, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Kate Clemans, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Carlton Greene
Client Alert/Newsletter

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