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23 May 2017 | News

South African MILE alumni form network

The inaugural meeting of the South African MILE Alumni Network took place in the residence of the Swiss Ambassador to South Africa, Her Excellency Mrs Helene Budliger Artieda, in Pretoria on 11 May.

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15 May 2017 | News

Helping students reach their potential

Since 2015 the WTI has offered a mentoring project for MILE students. Students taking up the offer are matched up with a specially selected member of the MILE alumni who takes them under their wing and helps them to establish themselves professionally.

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8 May 2017 | News

Looking ahead to the WTI Summer Academy

Applications are still being accepted for the World Trade Institute’s 15th annual Summer Academy on trade and investment to be held from 3 July to 25 August 2017.

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3 May 2017 | News

“There was a need for guidance and career advice”

Sascha Finger, who along with Corinne Karlaganis has responsibility for alumni within the WTI communications team, answers questions about the MILE mentorship programme that is now in its third year, in the first of two interviews about student mentoring at the WTI.

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3 May 2017 | Publication

Brexit: agriculture report published

UK parliamentary report on consequences of Brexit for agriculture, with expert evidence provided by Christian Häberli

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1 May 2017 | News

CLISEL holds project workshop on 'Migration as adaptation?'

The third event in the CLISEL workshop series on climate change, migration, security: the role of city councils took place on Friday, 21 April at the University of Cagliari, Italy.

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25 Apr 2017 | News

Karolis Gudas awarded a PhD from the WTI

Karolis Gudas, a national of Lithuania who enrolled on the WTI PhD programme in 2014, successfully defended his thesis in Bern on 15 March. In this interview Karolis, who had previously studied law in Vilnius, London and Reykjavik, tells us about his thesis topic and his experience of studying at ...

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20 Apr 2017 | News

Global Series No.10: Workshop on new regionalism

The NCCR Trade Regulation and McGill University, Canada, held a workshop on ‘New Regionalism 2.0: The Shifting Horizon of Preferential Liberalization’ in Montreal on 19 April.

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13 Apr 2017 | News

WTI-sponsored ELSA Moot Court heads towards final round

The last regional round of the 15th European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition, held in Grahamstown, South Africa, came to a close on 13 April. The final oral round will take place in Geneva in June.

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12 Apr 2017 | News

WTI Lecturer Videos: Pierre Sauvé

Member of external faculty Pierre Sauvé presents his course on Trade in Services in the latest in the WTI's new Lecturer Video Series.

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10 Apr 2017 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Nadia Vassos

Canadian Nadia Vassos, who graduated from the MILE programme five years ago, has since carved out a career in international trade policy. In this interview, she says the legal knowledge and negotiation skills she acquired on the MILE have proved particularly useful in her current role with the Canadian Competition ...

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4 Apr 2017 | News

Successful export support project completed in Colombia

The WTI SECO programme provided funding for two short seminars for Colombian producers-exporters, industry representatives and government officials, which were held in Cali (22-24 March) and Bogotá (27-29 March) with the support of government export agency PROCOLOMBIA.

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28 Mar 2017 | News

Global Series No. 9: Workshop on Trade Agreements

The NCCR Trade Regulation and the Center of European Policy Studies (CEPS) organised a workshop on trade agreements and a public lunch lecture in Brussels on 27 March.

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22 Mar 2017 | News

New Lecturer Video Series

Professor Manfred Elsig presents his course on Global Political Economy in the latest in the WTI's new Lecturer Video Series.

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21 Mar 2017 | Publication

Adaptation of Agricultural Trade and Investment Rules to Climate Change

WTI Fellow Christian Häberli has contributed a chapter to the new Research Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture Law published by Edward Elgar.

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15 Mar 2017 | News

WTI co-organises first ‘Trade Lecture’ at WTO

‘Bilateral and plurilateral agreements: Supporting or challenging the WTO?’ was the title of the first in the ‘Trade Lecture Series’ co-organised by the WTI and the Israeli Mission to the World Trade Organization, and held at the WTO in Geneva on 9 March.

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8 Mar 2017 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Xiaolu Zhu

Lawyer Xiaolu Zhu, a graduate of MILE 3, has been working in the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat since 2006 following a stint as an international legal consultant. She says the MILE programme kick-started her legal career by introducing her to the firm that would employ her upon graduation.

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7 Mar 2017 | Event

WTI investment conference: call for papers

The World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern hosts a conference entitled 'Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?' on 19 June 2017 with the support of the World Economic Forum and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).

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27 Feb 2017 | News

WTI partners at WTO@20 Conference in Delhi

The final in a series of WTO@20 conferences taking stock of two decades of jurisprudential and key policy developments in the multilateral trading system and organised by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization took place in Delhi, India, from 16 to 18 February.

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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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