30 Dec 2014

New MILE modules for the new year

Beginning on 5 January 2015, Term 2 of the Master of International Law and Economics programme will include one new and one reworked module.

The new Applied Economics module runs from 26 to 30 January. This will be taught by Ralph Peters and Christian Knebel from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),  Olivier Cadot from the University of Lausanne and Doris Oberdabernig from the World Trade Institute.

The module will continue to be further developed early in January with a main focus of the economics of non-tariff measures. The aim is to give students a thorough understanding of the measurement and policy issues at the multilateral, regional and country levels.

Then from 2 to 5 February the WTI launches a new and improved module on regional integration, taught by leading expert and practitioner Edwini Kessie. This course focuses on the law of regional integration both from a multilateral and regional perspective. 

Another highlight of the second term is the annual trip to Geneva on 22 and 23 January, with visits to the International Trade Centre (ITC), the WTI Advisors and UNCTAD.

Social and sports events

The first term ended on 22 December, and while it concluded with exams, there were also a number of social events to mark the festive season.

“Besides the serious matter of studying, the MILE students still manage to have a lot of fun!,” commented Programme Director Jin Glover.

“Together with some of the PhD students, the MILEs enjoyed the Langenthal Christmas market and a delicious outdoor fondue on 13 December, and ended the evening with a very enthusiastic dance off!”

The new year will also provide the MILEs with opportunities to get out for some fresh air and exercise. A skating event in Bern is planned for 8 January, followed by the annual MILE ski trip from 6 to 9 March in the Bernese Oberland.