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20 Feb 2017 | News

WTI delivers trade negotiation training in Nepal

The WTI - through its trainers Dr Koen Berden and Dr Christian Häberli – gave a three-day course in Nepal on 'Trade Negotiations with a focus on Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trade Negotiations' on 6-8 February.

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15 Feb 2017 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Susana Wong

MILE 13 graduate Susana Wong works as a university teacher, project manager and researcher on cross-border trade issues. A native of Costa Rica, she maintains close ties with Switzerland and hopes to start a PhD in Lausanne this year.

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13 Feb 2017 | News

WTI provides answers to British parliament Brexit inquiry

WTI Fellow Christian Häberli submitted written replies to the Brexit Inquiry at the House of Lords, the upper house of the British parliament, at the beginning of February.

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8 Feb 2017 | News

WTI represented at Gujarat moot court

Faculty member Rodrigo Polanco represented the World Trade Institute at the 9th GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) held in Gandhinagar on 1-5 February and involving around 50 teams from major law schools in India and abroad.

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7 Feb 2017 | News

Trump and the challenges to the multilateral trading system

'The United States, Europe, and China: Imminent Challenges to the Multilateral Trading System' was the subject of a distinguished lecture by Chad Bown, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC and Research Fellow at CEPR in London at the World Trade Institute on 6 February.

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1 Feb 2017 | News

Azevedo stresses growing importance of services in world trade

Speaking at the launch of the ‘Research Handbook on Trade in Services’, co-edited by Pierre Sauvé of the World Trade Institute, World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo highlighted the increasing contribution of services to world trade.

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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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