Dr. Anne Zollner serves as a Chief in the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. In this capacity she represents the Department of Labor in the development and implementation of U.S. policy related to multilateral and bilateral trade and investment issues, all in order make improvements in respect for worker rights around the world. She participates in the negotiation of U.S. free trade agreements, and the administration of U.S. trade preference programs, including the Generalized System of Preferences and African Growth and Opportunity Act. Through her leadership the Division has devoted substantial resources to worker rights issues in the context of international trade, including the implementation and enforcement of the worker rights' provisions of U.S. trade legislation. Dr. Zollner has worked in field of international labor for more than fifteen years. While she has concentrated the majority of her work on labor rights, Dr. Zollner has also worked in the areas of women’s issues, human rights, civic education, and civil society. Her prior experiences include serving as a consultant to the World Bank and directing a project on the impacts of privatization on women’s labor force participation in Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. She has spoken on and authored various articles on women’s human rights in the transition to a market-based economy. Dr. Zollner holds Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan.