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16 Feb 2018 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Mohamad Fakhreddin

Mohamad Fakhreddin, a graduate of the MILE 15 intake, studied industrial engineering before changing tack to follow an interest in business and social entrepreneurship. After working at the International Trade Centre in Geneva, he is now studying for a doctorate in Germany. Mohamad had the opportunity to talk about his ...

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16 Feb 2018 | News

Full house at Brown Bag seminar by Christian Häberli

With the experience and insights that only a panellist in 20 stages of five WTO dispute settlement cases can have, WTI Fellow Christian Häberli gave a Brown Bag lunch seminar at the WTI on 15 February on the topic: WTO Dispute Settlement: How Does it Really Work?

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14 Feb 2018 | News

Alumni represent WTI at Gujarat International Moot Court

The 10th edition of the Gujarat International Moot Court (GIMC) competition, of which the WTI has been a proud sponsor for nine years, took place at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), India from 7 to 11 February.

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7 Feb 2018 | News

New look Summer Academy offers trade and investment tracks

The WTI’s annual Summer Academy to be held from 9 to 27 July this year follows a dual-track approach for the first time, offering courses on trade and sustainable development and also on investment topics.

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31 Jan 2018 | News

WTI and Ecuadorean university USFQ sign cooperation agreement

The World Trade Institute (WTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador.

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26 Jan 2018 | News

Political scientist awarded PhD

Simon Wüthrich, a doctoral researcher in political science at the WTI since 2015, was awarded his PhD at a ceremony of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Bern on 23 January.

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10 Jan 2018 | News

Graduate presents at WTO Ministerial Conference

Rutendo Tavengerwei, a recent graduate of the MILE master’s programme, was invited to speak at a session on trade facilitation during the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in December.

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9 Jan 2018 | News

Opening up the northern sea route will “change the face of trade”

With the Arctic ice melting faster than ever before it is now just a matter of time until the northern sea route connecting Europe to Asia is open to shipping all year round.

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20 Dec 2017 | Publication

Labour clauses in trade agreements promote Southern exports to the North

Column in VOX EU by Céline Carrère, Marcelo Olarreaga and Damian Raess ABSTRACT: Protecting workers through the inclusion of labour clauses in trade agreements has become more common since the first such causes were included in NAFTA, but some argue that by increasing labour costs in developing countries, they represent ...

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13 Dec 2017 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Marta Soprana

Trade policy advisor Marta Soprana first discovered the World Trade Institute through its Summer Academy and then went on to enrol on the MILE 11 programme. She has maintained a strong connection to the WTI as an enthusiastic mentor of MILE students. Now with her own business in Lugano, she ...

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29 Nov 2017 | News

WTI launches new sustainability project

The WTI has won funding for a major new research project entitled, ‘Switzerland’s Sustainability Footprint: Economic and Legal Challenges’.

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28 Nov 2017 | News

DESTA wins award for best dataset

The Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) research project has been named best dataset by the International Political Economy Society (IPES) for the year 2017.

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22 Nov 2017 | News

Rodrigo Polanco interviewed at PUCP

WTI faculty member and senior researcher Rodrigo Polanco recently returned from a teaching trip to Chile and Peru organised within the WTI-SECO programme. He gave courses in international investment law at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). During his stay ...

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21 Nov 2017 | News

Conference stresses role of migration in sustainable development

Professor Thomas Cottier and researcher Rosa Losada represented the World Trade Institute at a conference on migration and development held in Bern on 10 November.

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15 Nov 2017 | Publication

New book: Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law

Edited by Thomas Cottier and Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer ABSTRACT: The Encyclopedia is the definitive reference work on international economic law. This comprehensive resource helps redefine the field by presenting international economic law in its broadest, real-world context.

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13 Nov 2017 | Event

Special Lecture: WTO Policy Space and Industrial Policy in Developing Countries

by Colette Van der Ven (Sidley Austin LPP)

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1 Nov 2017 | Event

Brown Bag seminar on 9 November: Iran's Accession to the World Trade Organization

Brown Bag Seminar by Sadeq Z. Bigdeli, member of the Law Faculty at Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran)

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25 Oct 2017 | Event

Special Lecture on 30 October: Global Economic Governance in Times of Anti-Globalisation and Economic Nationalism

by Arancha Gonzalez

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17 Oct 2017 | News

WTI professor makes presentation on migration at UN

Professor Elisa Fornalé of the WTI was invited to address a United Nations thematic session on migration in Geneva on 13 October.

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11 Oct 2017 | News

Visiting research fellow delivers inaugural lecture as professor of law

Pamela Andanda, a visiting research fellow at the WTI in 2011-12, delivered her inaugural lecture as professor of law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, on 4 October.

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