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27 Jun 2022 | News

WTI Closing Ceremony (Class of 2022) with WTO's Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard

Last Friday, 24 June, we celebrated the graduation of 22 MILE and TRAIL+ students. As keynote guest speaker, we had the honour to welcome WTO's Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard. She delivered a keynote speech on the role of multilateralism in a world of polycrisis. In her speech, DDG Ellard tackled …

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27 Jun 2022 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Jackie Pimer

Today we meet Jackie Pimer, MILE Alumna and currently Trade Expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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21 Jun 2022 | News

Congratulations on your retirement, Margrit!

After 20 years of loyal service, the World Trade Institute celebrates the retirement of Margrit Vetter, our Director of Administration. For so much commitment and passion, thank you Margrit! Happy retirement!

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20 Jun 2022 | News

Agrifood Trade Promotion between Ukraine and Africa

Today, at the World Trade Institute, we launch the project “Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. We want to contribute to the resumption of agricultural trade interrupted because of the war on Ukraine.

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16 Jun 2022 | News

Russia’s War Against Ukraine: Sanctions’ Dimension

In her intervention at the Geneva Trade Platform, WTI's postdoctoral researcher Dr. Iryna Bogdanova analyses the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation and Russian responses.

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7 Jun 2022 | News

Inauguration of the 8th WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy

Yesterday, June 6, 2022 the World Trade Institute and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, launched their 8th Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy.

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1 Jun 2022 | News

How to bring the WTO into the twenty-first century? Yet another successful seminar at the World Trade Institute

On May 31, the World Trade Institute had the pleasure and honour to welcome James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida. The lecture was part of our Global Economic Governance Seminar Series.

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30 May 2022 | News

Last days to register for the 2022 Summer Academy

Our Summer Academy is just around the corner. Make sure to grab the last spots available. Remember: you can attend in person (here in Bern, Switzerland) as well as ONLINE (remote hybrid learning with recordings).

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29 Apr 2022 | News

Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa: CONSULTANCY

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is recruiting a Ukrainian agrifood trade expert to provide consultancy services under the programme Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable (MATS).

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27 Apr 2022 | News

Summer Academy - Tuition fee waivers for Ukrainian scholars and students

The World Trade Institute offers three Summer Academy tuition fee waivers for Ukrainian nationals.

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21 Apr 2022 | News

Coming up soon: Workshop on Linking Climate Change, Digitalisation, and Sustainability

This workshop is funded by the Promotion of Young Researchers Fund of the University of Bern. It is organised by Dr. Aylin Yildiz, Maria Vasquez Callo-Müller, and Dr. Aydin Baris Yildirim. It will be hosted at the World Trade Institute on 6 May 2022.

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13 Apr 2022 | News

A Selection of Peter van den Bossche's April Activities

The WTI's Director of Studies has engaged in several activities this month. Of special mention are his participation at the 13th Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) International Moot Court Competition 2022.

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7 Apr 2022 | News

Starting soon: The 2022 Summer Academy

The 2022 Summer Academy at the World Trade Institute (WTI) starts on 7 June, offering eleven courses by leading experts on trade investment law and policy issues.

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30 Mar 2022 | News

Keynote Speech and Interaction with the Indian Ambassador to the WTO

H.E. Ambassador Brajendra Navnit, Permanent Representative of India to the World Trade Organization, gave a lecture to the students of the MILE and TRAIL+ advanced master’s programmes of the World Trade Institute.

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28 Mar 2022 | News

WTI Managing Director Prof. Joseph Francois acts as an Expert Witness to the UK Parliament International Trade Committee on Trade Agreement Modelling

The International Trade Committee examines the impact assessments for the Australia and New Zealand trade deals with top Government economists and experts.

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16 Mar 2022 | News

Call for Applications for the 2022 Online WTI-CWS Joint Academy

Established in 2014, the WTI-CWS Joint academy aims to provide law students and legal professionals in India with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of trade regulation and governance issues.

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15 Mar 2022 | News

First Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar of the Year with Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof

On 10 March 2022, Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof, Delegate of the Federal Council for Trade Agreements and head of the World Trade Division in the Foreign Economic Affairs Directorate, gave this year's first Global Economic Governance (GEG) Seminar.

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10 Mar 2022 | News

Get your Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on Applied Trade Policy Modeling at the World Trade Institute!

This new CAS programme offered at the World Trade Institute (WTI) provides a research-oriented teaching in the field of trade policy.

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9 Mar 2022 | News

The WTI's Brown Bag Seminars are back!

After a COVID-related two-year hiatus, the WTI is happy to announce the return of its Brown Bag Seminar Series.

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3 Mar 2022 | News

Update: Suspension of our Agreements with Russian Academic Institutions

This step is being taken following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces.

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