27 Feb 2012

WTI master programme’s traditional visit to Geneva

The Master of International Law and Economics (MILE)'s students have today visited the hallowed halls of the World Trade Organization in Geneva.

After the general introduction to the Doha round by Deputy Director-General WTO Alejandro Jara and after being interactively engaged by ACWL’s Hunter Nottage into the particularities of the dispute settlement system, the MILE students gained insights of the various countries’ circles that play an increasing prominent role in the WTO negotiations (Caricom’s Junior Lodge reported on that). Complemented by a personal stocktaking of current Canadian ambassador to the WTO John Gero, and by reflections of MILE alumni about their first professional experiences after graduation, this first of two packed days was an inspiring journey into the real world of trade policy making.