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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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28 Jun 2017 | News

Conference hears call to empower migrants

François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, made a call for a principled response to migration challenges in a speech on populism and migration at the World Trade Institute on 22 June.

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26 Jun 2017 | News

A MILEstone in the lives of our students

The 17th Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme came to an official close on 23 June with a ceremony at the University of Bern attended by students and faculty members.

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21 Jun 2017 | News

MILE 17 class competes in WTO law moot court

Students in the MILE programme have taken part in the annual World Trade Organization (WTO) law moot court – this year held at WTO premises in Geneva.

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20 Jun 2017 | News

WTI hosts successful investment conference

The World Trade Institute (WTI) hosted a conference entitled 'Is a Multilateral Investment Treaty Needed?'on 19 June with the support of the World Economic Forum and the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) was the media partner.

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18 Jun 2017 | News

WTI Director of Studies delivers talk at Swiss embassy reception

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, delivered a trade lecture at a reception at the Swiss embassy in Delhi on 15 June, entitled The World Trade Organization in the Face of Anti-Globalisation and Economic Nationalism.

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12 Jun 2017 | News

Alumni Profiles: Faisal Siddiqui

Faisal Siddiqui joined the MILE 3 programme with a degree in international relations and went on to build a career as a political officer with the United Nations. In this interview he outlines his career path and explains how the MILE helped him hone his professional skills.

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29 May 2017 | News

NCCR Global Series 11: Trump, Trade and Canada

The latest in the NCCR Global Series of events – a one-day academic workshop on 'Trade and Investment Law Challenges in the Trump Era: What is the role of Canada?' – was held at the University of Ottawa, Canada on 16 May.

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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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