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18 Jan 2017 | News

What Trump could mean for US foreign policy

How will President Trump shape United States foreign policy, in particular in regard to trade, finance and development aid? Just days before the 45th US president is sworn in, the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern hosted a roundtable discussion to consider these questions.

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4 Jan 2017 | News

WTI takes part in Platform on International Energy Governance

The WTI has joined the newly created Platform on International Energy Governance that brings together leading world universities and research centres active in the field of international energy law and policy.

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21 Dec 2016 | News

SNIS project workshop takes stock of first year

The output of the first year of a Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) collaborative project was discussed at a workshop held at the WTI at 9 December.

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14 Dec 2016 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Adriana Perez Gil Ochoa

A growing interest in international trade law, investment and dispute settlement led Adriana Perez Gil Ochoa to pursue a Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) at the WTI. Three years after graduating she is putting what she learned to use at the Mexican Trade Ministry. In an interview with ...

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6 Dec 2016 | News

WTI partners with SIECA to train Central American stakeholders on trade facilitation

Pierre Sauvé, the WTI’s Director for Programme Development, taught on the opening day of a five-day course on ‘Challenges of Governance of Trade and Integration in Central America: Trade Facilitation’ held at the headquarters of the Secretariat for Economic Integration in Central America (SIECA) in Guatamala City, Guatemala, on 5 ...

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29 Nov 2016 | News

"Being a member of the OECD means complying with a number of instruments and agreements"

The WTI's Director for Programme Development, Pierre Sauvé, is interviewed about what OECD membership would mean for Peru, and the challenges of the digital society, during a teaching visit to PUCP.

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23 Nov 2016 | News

WTO Appellate Body faces a ‘tsunami’ of cases

The current and future challenges facing the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization were the focus of a special lecture by its Chairman, Thomas R. Graham, at the WTO in Geneva on 22 November.

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11 Nov 2016 | News

WTI researcher wins 2016 International Geneva Award

Wolfgang Alschner, a postdoctoral researcher at the World Trade Institute (WTI), has been awarded this year's International Geneva Award of the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) for a paper published on the Transpacific Partnership Agreement.

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4 Nov 2016 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Harsh Hiroo Gursahani

A MILE 11 graduate, Harsh Hiroo Gursahani has carved out a role as a successful trade lawyer in India where he produces policy papers for the government and advises private clients on food law. The WTI spoke to Harsh on the sidelines of the World Trade Forum in Florence at ...

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1 Nov 2016 | News

Open PhD position in Law

The WTI is offering a full-time doctoral position within the research project 'Framing Environmental Degradation, Human Mobility and Human Development as a Matter of Common Concern', funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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28 Oct 2016 | News

Book Launch: International Investment Law in Latin America - Problems and Prospects

The University of Buenos Aires was the venue for the launch on 20 October of the bilingual volume ‘International Investment Law in Latin America: Problems and Prospects’ co-written and edited by WTI researcher and faculty member Rodrigo Polanco.

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20 Oct 2016 | Event

Podcast: Brown Bag seminar

Brown Bag seminar on 'Germany’s Interest in the WTO' by Ambassador Walter Hugo Werner, Head of the WTO Unit at the Permanent Mission of Germany in Geneva and Alternate Permanent Representative to the WTO.

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18 Oct 2016 | News

Ambassador Luzius Wasescha (1946-2016): Chair of the Board of Trustees of the World Trade Institute

A tribute to Luzius Wasescha, who has died aged 70, by former WTI Managing Director Thomas Cottier.

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12 Oct 2016 | News

"Obesity is almost a bigger problem than hunger"

WTI Senior Researcher Dr Häberli was interviewed during a teaching visit to PUCP, a partner in the SECO programme.

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11 Oct 2016 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Kholofelo Kugler

Kholofelo Kugler, a trained lawyer from South Africa and graduate of MILE 14, says the programme was a “natural next step” when she discovered an interest in international trade law. She now works at the ACWL in Geneva that gives advice and training to developing countries on World Trade Organization ...

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11 Oct 2016 | News

New publication: Research Handbook on Trade in Services

An important new volume by Pierre Sauvé, Director of Program Development and faculty member at the World Trade Institute, has just been published by Edward Elgar in its “Research Handbook on the WTO” series.

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10 Oct 2016 | News

WTI researcher presents at international environmental tax conference

Dr Kateryna Holzer, a researcher with the NCCR Trade Regulation, participated in the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, held at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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30 Sep 2016 | News

MILE alumni hold annual gathering in Geneva

The WTI MILE alumni held their annual meeting at the WTI Advisors offices in Geneva on the evening of 28 September on the sidelines of the WTO Public Forum.

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28 Sep 2016 | News

Doctoral programme academic year gets underway

The academic year 2016-2017 began for the 21 doctoral students enrolled at the WTI on 27 September.

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27 Sep 2016 | News

Alumni converge on Geneva for WTO Public Forum

The World Trade Organization (WTO) flagship event, the Public Forum, is underway in Geneva. On the theme of ‘Inclusive Trade’, discussions are being given over to how WTO rules can help everyone benefit from trade.

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