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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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7 Oct 2017 | News

World Trade Forum gets to grips with trade policy in turbulent times

The annual World Trade Forum held on 6 and 7 October in Grindelwald, Switzerland marked the culmination of the 12-year WTI-hosted NCCR Trade Regulation research project.

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4 Oct 2017 | News

WTI alumni come together in Geneva

The WTO Public Forum, which took place at the end of September, provided an occasion for the latest gathering of WTI alumni.

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20 Sep 2017 | News

WTI Fellows take part in ASEAN forum in Bangkok

WTI Fellows Sufian Jusoh and Christian Häberli participated in the ASEAN Economic Integration Forum 2017 (AEIF 2017) held in Bangkok on 14 and 15 September and co-organised by the World Trade Institute.

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20 Sep 2017 | News

2017-18 graduate study programmes open

On 18 September the WTI held a ceremony to officially launch the 2017-2018 graduate studies programme and welcome new students to the institute.

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19 Sep 2017 | News

WTI participates in WTO Public Forum

Researchers from the World Trade Institute will be taking part in this year’s World Trade Organization Public Forum on the theme of ‘Trade behind the headlines’.

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15 Sep 2017 | News

US foreign policy under Trump: implications for Europe and global trade

The WTI was pleased to host a distinguished lecture by Dr James Lindsay, a leading authority on American foreign policy-making, on 14 September.

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11 Sep 2017 | News

Graduate study programmes set to open

On 18 September a ceremony will take place at the WTI to launch the 2017-2018 graduate study programmes.

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6 Sep 2017 | News

Interview with Summer Academy alumnus Gianluca Cicchiello

Lawyer Gianluca Cicchiello, a graduate of the 2016 Summer Academy on international trade regulation, shares his impressions of the course and talks about how it helped him in his work.

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28 Aug 2017 | News

Students give Summer Academy high marks

The 15th annual WTI Summer Academy – seven weeks of teaching on investment and trade law and policy – has drawn to a close.

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25 Aug 2017 | Publication

New book: The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization - Text, Cases and Materials

4th edition of a volume by Peter Van den Bossche. ABSTRACT: Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). ...

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22 Aug 2017 | News

"The middle class has not profited as much from increased integration in world markets"

WTI Deputy Managing Director Manfred Elsig was recently interviewed about globalisation, populism and the rise of civil society in the US. To watch the video, please click on the link below.

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16 Aug 2017 | News

Alumni Profiles: Sergey Lakhno

Lawyer Sergey Lakhno, a graduate of the MILE 3 intake, has recently returned to the public sector after ten years with a major industrial company in Ukraine. Before that he was involved in preparing Ukraine for accession to the World Trade Organization. In this interview he talks about the role ...

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31 Jul 2017 | News

New Transferable Skills Programme for PhD candidates and Postdocs at the University of Bern

As well as earning an academic qualification, i.e. the thesis, the goal of a PhD education at the University of Bern is to acquire transferable skills so as to prepare PhD candidates for a demanding position within or outside academia.

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25 Jul 2017 | News

WTI Lecturer Videos: Joseph Francois

Professor Francois gives a foretaste of his course on International Economics, which will be taught in the first semester of the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme that opens on 18 September.

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11 Jul 2017 | News

Successful WTI-CWS Joint Academy held in India

The fourth edition of the WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy took place from 5 to 30 June at the premises of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in New Delhi.

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10 Jul 2017 | News

15th Summer Academy gets underway

The fifteenth edition of the World Trade Institute Summer Academy on international law and economics is underway, bringing together government representatives, scholars and practitioners from around the world.

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5 Jul 2017 | News

Alumni Profiles: Lerato Ntlopo

For MILE 10 graduate Lerato Ntlopo the MILE was a stepping stone to a career in international trade that has taken her from Geneva to Windhoek with various stops in between. In addition to her work with the Southern African Customs Union, she is undertaking a PhD in trade in ...

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4 Jul 2017 | News

From fragmentation to coherence – 12 years on

The NCCR Trade Regulation hosted by the World Trade Institute comes to an end this year. The review panel visited the WTI on 26 June to make a final assessment of the project’s achievements over the past 12 years.

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