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20 May 2020 | News

Pandemic and the Global Economy: A virtual workshop series

National policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis have included cooperation replaced by competition, including export restrictions, efforts to re-localize global supply chains, and efforts to regulate the overseas production of MNEs. This workshop will examine issues and challenges raised by recent experience.

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19 May 2020 | News

Interview by Christian Häberli on the early resignation of WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo for DRS4's "Trend"

WTI fellow Christian Häberli gave an interview on Roberto Azevêdo's resignation as Director General of the WTO for "Trend", a programme produced by Swiss Radio channel DRS4. The interview, alongside a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on shared economy facilities like "Mobility", was aired last Saturday, 16 ...

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18 May 2020 | News

Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig talks about Roberto Azevêdo's departure as Director general of the WTO in an interview with DRS 4

After Azevêdo's resignation as Director general, how can the World Trade Organization (WTO) find its way out of the crisis? Can it still perform its main tasks, and what will Azevêdo's successor have to do to ensure that the WTO can continue its function? Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing ...

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8 May 2020 | News

Register for the 2020 Summer Academy - All courses available online

Due to the circumstances caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the WTI has decided to offer all of this years' Summer Academy courses online, ensuring that people who wish to broaden their knowledge of international law and economics can still do so, despite not being able to travel to Switzerland. ...

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7 May 2020 | News

"Leap of faith: the new 16-member alternative appeals tribunal at the WTO"

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, shared his views in a recent article on the alternative mechanism to the WTO Appellate Body which aims at settling legal disputes at appellate level. the author of the article, Iana Dreyer, is the founder and chief editor of, ...

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5 May 2020 | News

Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig: «US-China trade relations: Effects on Switzerland»

Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research at the WTI, gave a lecture on US-China relations and the impact on Switzerland, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. This lecture was given as part of the Forum for University and Society by the University of Bern and its ...

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1 May 2020 | News

Be a TRAIL-blazer: Nithya Grace Fenn

The WTI's TRAIL+ programme is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern. Upon successful completion, students are awarded an LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in International Law and Economics. Nithya Grace Fenn from ...

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30 Apr 2020 | News

John H. Jackson Moot Court: Call for Case Author

The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) has issued a call for the Case Author for the 19th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. The WTI has been a proud sponsor of this Moot Court for several years and many WTI alumni have acted as panelists and coaches ...

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29 Apr 2020 | News

Know the Gap Lecture Series: Update for May

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the two Know the Gap lectures scheduled for May will be replaced by online solutions. The recorded lectures will be made available on our website soon.

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23 Apr 2020 | News

UPDATE (as of 23 April 2020): Information about the coronavirus (SARS CoV2)

The number of people infected by the coronavirus SARS CoV2 continues to increase rapidly in Switzerland. New measures to tackle the situation have been announced by the Federal Council on Friday, 13 March. In a first stage starting on 27 April, there will be a first easing of restrictions. Please ...

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14 Apr 2020 | News

Call for Abstracts: Workshop “Environmental Social Sciences”: NEW DEADLINE

This Call for Abstracts is for the workshop "Environmental Social Sciences", organised by the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Bern. The submission deadline is 15 May 2020.

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3 Apr 2020 | News

My Winter/Summer Academy Experience at the WTI: Christine Jiang - Registration for the 2020 Summer Academy open NOW

Each year, the WTI offers courses covering cutting-edge issues in trade and investment law and policy which are de­signed for professionals as well as advanced master and PhD students. The Winter and Summer Academies also attract a vast number of people from abroad who wish to strengthen their knowledge and ...

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31 Mar 2020 | News

Virtual Summit | Re-thinking and taking action in the COVID-19 time

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented disruption to trade worldwide. What are international trade experts saying with regard to the development of a new strategic plan and common response to this global challenge?

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25 Mar 2020 | News

Post-WTI Life: WTI and my recent experience as an Intern at the WTO

Do you wonder what's in store for you immediately after graduating from the WTI? Shishira Johny from India recently completed the TRAIL+ programme in Bern and is now doing an internship in the Trade in Service and Investment Division at the WTO in Geneva. Find out how the TRAIL+ programme ...

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17 Mar 2020 | News

SRF 1 ECO: Coronavirus "infects" Economy

What impact does the coronavirus have on the stock markets? How do central banks react and what side effects do negative interest rates have? Listen to what WTI Executive Board member Aymo Brunetti had to say in the ECO episode aired last week.

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11 Mar 2020 | News

Blame and Shame: Arthur E. Appleton shares his thoughts on Globalisation and Nationalism

Globalism is becoming the favourite scapegoat for politicians to deflect the blame for their own policy failures, especially in countries with nationalistic tendencies. WTI Faculty and Advisory Board member Arthur E. Appleton was featured in a radio interview earlier this week, where he argues that "the fight against globalization and ...

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10 Mar 2020 | News

Be a MILE ahead: Runqiu (Rachel) Du

Are you keen on pursuing one of the world’s leading programmes of advanced studies in the field of international trade regulation? Runqiu (Rachel) Du from China is currently enrolled in the MILE programme at the WTI. Read her interview to find out why she chose the MILE programme and how ...

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9 Mar 2020 | News

Be a TRAIL-blazer: Vishal Shrivastava

Are you a law graduate looking to take the next step in your career or in academia? The TRAIL+ programme at the WTI targets students and professionals with a legal background who are interested in specialising in international economic law with cross-disciplinary study of the global economy and trade and ...

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8 Mar 2020 | News

International Women's Day 2020

A message of solidarity and equality from the WTI Gender Committee.

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8 Mar 2020 | News

Is Trade Bad for Women?

WTI Advisory Board member Beata Javorcik shares her thoughts in episode 124 of the Trade Talks podcast with Soumaya Keynes & Chad Bown.

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