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12 Jun 2018 | News

WTI doctoral researcher named one of Forbes 30 under 30

Marietta Angeli, a PhD candidate at the World Trade Institute, has been named by Forbes Magazine’s German edition as one of its 30 under 30 influential people in 2018 in the category Science and Health.

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1 Jun 2018 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Miguel Rodriguez Cuadros

A trade lawyer in the private sector, Miguel Rodriguez Cuadros has worked for a number of multinational companies in Switzerland and Germany since graduation. In this interview he traces his professional journey and talks about the challenges of the new era of globalisation.

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30 May 2018 | Publication

New journal article: Missing Investment Treaties

Journal article by Rodrigo Polanco, Valentino Desilvestro and Azernoosh Bazrafkan in Journal of International Economic Law

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8 May 2018 | News

WTI-supported Elsa Moot Court moves into final round

The 16th edition of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition is heading into the final oral round, to be held at the World Trade Organization in Geneva from 19 to 24 June.

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4 May 2018 | News

Job opening: PhD candidate in Law

The WTI is currently recruiting a PhD candidate in Law to work on the research project “Switzerland’s Sustainability Footprint: Economic and Legal Challenges”, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

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2 May 2018 | News

New DESTA dataset project launched

The World Trade Institute and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have launched a new collaborative project aimed at creating a dataset on global value chains (GVCs) in preferential trade agreements (PTAs).

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27 Apr 2018 | News

Canada puts the focus on progressive trade

Canada is following a new approach to trade policy that contributes to the government’s broader economic, social and environmental policy priorities.

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25 Apr 2018 | News

Qatar needs greater food security

WTI Fellow Christian Häberli attended a two-day inter-agency workshop in Doha (18-19 April 2018) to share knowledge and experiences on food security and sustainability in Qatar, which is subject to a trade boycott by its Gulf neighbours.

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18 Apr 2018 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Verona Collantes

A graduate of the second MILE intake, Verona Collantes advocates for gender equality and the empowerment of women in the climate change process and was a contributor to the Paris Agreement. She says the WTI master’s programme opened doors for her at the WTO and UN in Geneva paving the ...

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4 Apr 2018 | News

Alumnus publishes book based on his PhD thesis

Karolis Gudas, who completed his PhD in law at the World Trade Institute last year, has published a book based on his research: The Law and Policy of International Trade in Electricity.

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28 Mar 2018 | News

World Trade Forum 2018 book project: Call for proposals

The World Trade Forum 2018 co-organised by the World Trade Institute will take place at the European University Institute Florence on 28 and 29 September. This year's topic is 'International Trade, Foreign Investment, and the Sustainable Development Agenda'.

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27 Mar 2018 | News

1st Swiss UN day hears call for countries to put common concerns first

Environmental change, trade wars and migration - the international community is currently facing huge challenges. Switzerland too, 15 years after it joined the United Nations, is challenged to consider its role and whether that includes being a bridge-builder to a better world.

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21 Mar 2018 | News

MILE graduate: scholarships enabled me to pursue an unpaid internship

Hiba Batool, a graduate of the 2017 MILE master’s programme, was the first recipient of two new WTI scholarships: the John Jackson Internship award (JJIF) and the World Bank Geneva Internship Programme award. She gave us this interview on completion of her six-month internship at the International Trade Centre, ITC, ...

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16 Mar 2018 | News

Examining the geoeconomics of the 21st century

Michael Lind, co-founder and fellow of the think tank New America, gave a lecture at the WTI on 14 March focused on the geoeconomics of the 21st century and the prospects for global growth following the great recession of 2008-9.

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15 Mar 2018 | News

WTI researcher awarded prize for legal thesis

WTI associate researcher Charlotte Sieber-Gasser has been awarded the prestigious Walther Hug prize for her PhD thesis completed at the WTI.

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13 Mar 2018 | News

Trade Lecture on WTO dispute settlement held in Geneva

The second lecture in the Trade Lecture Sessions at the WTO series – on the subject of ‘The Future of WTO Dispute Settlement’ – took place on Friday 9 March at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

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12 Mar 2018 | News

Protecting labour rights in PTAs: the role of trade unions (and more)

SNSF Professor Damian Raess has just published an article entitled “Protecting labor rights in PTAs: the role of trade unions, left governments, and skilled labor” (co-authored with Andreas Dür, and Dora Sari) in The Review of International Organizations (see abstract below).

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7 Mar 2018 | News

Policy brief: Proposed US tariffs on steel will cost five jobs for every one gained

If the United States goes ahead with applying tariffs on steel and aluminium imports a ripple effect will be felt throughout the economy, according to a policy paper by Joseph Francois, Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, and Laura M. Baughman, President of the Trade Partnership.

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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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