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20 Jan 2021 | News

We are hiring!

The WTI is looking for a Student Assistant for the Graduate School (up to 20%). The starting date for this position is 1 April 2021 (negotiable).

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18 Jan 2021 | News

20th Edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition: Call for Case Authors

ELSA International is opening a call for the Case Authors of the 20th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. Academic or practitioners of WTO Law are welcome to send a Case proposal for the next edition of the Competition.

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15 Jan 2021 | News

Election results for the Committee of the WTI Alumni Association

The elections for the establishment of a Founding Working Committee for the creation of the WTI Alumni Association have been completed with a participation rate of 37% of the WTI’s MILE, TRAIL+ and PhD alumni.

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13 Jan 2021 | News

Information about the third phase of the WTO Chairs Programme - Application Deadline extended

The Knowledge and Information Management, Academic Outreach and WCP Programme Division of the WTO is preparing the third phase of the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP), scheduled to be launched in 2021.

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11 Jan 2021 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Syed Shakeel Shah

MILE 5 graduate Syed Shakeel Shah from Pakistan, Director of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Institute (CAREC) in Urumqi, talks about his professional journey and the benefits he gained from pursuing the MILE programme at the World Trade Institute. This interview is part of our Alumni profiles series.

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7 Jan 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers Online Lecture at International Virtual Conference

On 5 January 2021, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche gave an online lecture on "Trade Practices and Legislation in the EU: Are They Restricting Free Market Opportunities" at the Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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6 Jan 2021 | News

World Trade Review: Call for Proposals for Special Issues

The World Trade Review (WTR), whose editorial team consists of Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Manfred Elsig, Joseph Francois and Peter Van den Bossche, intends to publish at least one special issue a year and will give preference to proposals for special issues of papers presented at inter- or transdisciplinary workshops or conferences.

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28 Dec 2020 | News

Information about Model WTO 2021

Organised by a team of students from the University of St. Gallen since its first edition in 1997, the Model WTO conference has established itself as the biggest simulation of negotiations of the WTO in the world, with the participation of 72 international students and the assistance of a prestigious ...

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24 Dec 2020 | News

Season's Greetings - Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2021 from the WTI

The WTI wishes you and your loved ones Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021.

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15 Dec 2020 | News

The European Union’s First Bilateral Trade Dispute - Final Ruling with WTI support

For the first time, the European Union has used a bilateral trade agreement to ensure its market access rights. After Covid restrictions preventing expediency and public hearings for almost a year, an Arbitration Panel has now recognised the right of Ukraine to regulate the management of its forest sector sustainably, ...

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9 Dec 2020 | News

Taiwan’s Deputy-Minister of Economic Affairs gives a Global Economic Governance (GEG) lecture to WTI students and staff

On Monday, 7 December 2020, Mr. Chern-Chyi Chen, Taiwan’s Deputy-Minister of Economic Affairs, spoke to the WTI Master’s students and staff as part of the institute’s Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar Series.

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7 Dec 2020 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Martin Baumgartner

MILE 10 graduate Martin Baumgartner who is currently working on free trade agreements in the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), talks about his professional journey and the benefits he gained from pursuing the MILE programme at the World Trade Institute. This interview is part of our Alumni profiles ...

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7 Dec 2020 | News

Latest Activities by WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche - December 2020

In early December, Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, participated in two online events. Find more details about these events below.

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3 Dec 2020 | News

Aylin Yildiz receives a scholarship for the 79th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association (ILA)

Aylin Yildiz, PhD student in Law at the WTI and member of the WTI Gender Team, has successfully applied and received a scholarship for the 79th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association (ILA).

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1 Dec 2020 | News

In Loving Memory of Nathalie Diaz

The untimely demise of Nathalie Diaz, MILE 14 alumna from Peru and a beloved member of the WTI family has left us shocked and deeply saddened. Our hearts go out to her family and friends in these difficult times. The eulogy below was written by Nathalie's friends and fellow WTI ...

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20 Nov 2020 | News

Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne

Prof. Em. Cottier, founding father of the World Trade Institute, has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne on 5 November 2020.

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16 Nov 2020 | News

Congratulations, Edwin Vermulst!

The World Trade Institute congratulates Edwin Vermulst, founding partner of VVGB Advocaten and WTI External Faculty member, for winning the 2020 award of Trade and Customs Lawyer of the Year by Who's Who Legal.

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16 Oct 2020 | News

How has the world of education adapted to the process of Digitalisation?

On 9 October 2020, Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, presented the WTI's TRAIL+ (LL.M.) programme during the second session of the "Career Launch Initiative" organised by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA).

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13 Oct 2020 | News

Creation of the WTI Alumni Association

Several WTI alumni have gathered to start preparations for the formation of an official WTI Alumni Association, aiming to further strengthen and develop the alumni relations. The WTI's more than 500 alumni are part of an ever-growing, global and vibrant community of bright and dedicated minds.

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13 Oct 2020 | News

'Back to the Good Old Days of GATT Dispute Settlement?' Commentary by Peter Van den Bossche in the Autumn 2020 edition of the SIEL Newsletter

In his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies of the WTI, wrote a commentary on the WTO dispute settlement system.

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