Introduction to International Negotiations

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For government officials, embassy and NGO staff, and students

Need to negotiate on a daily basis but lack the skills to do so successfully? If so, this short course could be the answer. Through practical exercises, case analysis and group discussion you will learn the strategies needed to solve conflicts of interest in a sustainable way.

Trade Policy Making and the WTO

Catch up on global economic governance, the WTO, its past and future, with the very best in the field!

About the course
This course will look into the issue of global economic governance and the role of the WTO in the current international context. It will cover a brief background on the founding principles and functions of the WTO and check whether these are still valid and operational today.

The course will then explore the issue of WTO Reform, based on the problems and proposals identified by Members. This includes issues of transparency, negotiations and dispute settlement. The course will also look into the evolution of WTO Ministerial Conferences.

Lecturer
Victor do Prado is a professor of Economic Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Affairs - SciencesPo and Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations. From 2012 to 2022, he was the Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division at the WTO. He was a diplomat and member of the Brazilian delegation and negotiating team during the concluding phase of the Uruguay Round and early years of the WTO. Victor do Prado served as a panelist in three WTO dispute settlement cases. From 2005 to 2012, he was WTO’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

Course dates
March 13 and 14, 2023

Venue
World Trade Institute (WTI), Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
*Please note that this course is only offered on site*

Admission
The course is open to government officials, embassy staff, people working for international organisations and NGOs, WTI alumni as well as students from different universities. If you are interested, please send an email to masters@wti.org

Fees
250 Swiss francs

Introduction to International Negotiations

Enhance your negotiation skills with us!

About the course
This four-day course aims to form and enhance participants’ awareness of the negotiating process. They will acquire the tools and develop the skills required to manage everyday negotiation situations successfully.

The course is taught by Prof. Dr. Felix Addor, a veteran international negotiator with the Swiss government, and lecturer on international negotiations and global governance at the University of Bern, and Katie Rüegsegger, advisor on Innovation, IP & Public Health at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

Course dates
March 10, March 17, March 24 and March 31, 2023

Venue
World Trade Institute (WTI), Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
*Please note that this course is only offered on site*

Admission
The course is open to government officials, embassy staff, people working for international organisations and NGOs as well as students from different universities. Please note that the course is now full. If you are interested, please send an email to masters@wti.org, you will be put on the waiting list.

Fees
1,000 Swiss francs