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20 Apr 2021 | News

Launch of the Global Impact Association (GIA)

The newly launched Global Impact Association (GIA) aims to contribute to a better, more sustainable and inclusive system, by developing world-class trade professionals and scholars. Special attention is given to students from low and middle-income countries.

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19 Apr 2021 | News

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for the WTI

Starting Monday, 19 April 2021, new rules and guidelines related to COVID-19 are applied in Switzerland and in Swiss Universities. Read below what this means for operations at the WTI.

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16 Apr 2021 | News

April Activites by Peter Van den Bossche

The WTI's Director of Studies recently engaged in two activities in India and Belgium, which he attended and delivered online.

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15 Apr 2021 | News

Latest WTI Teaching Activities

In March and April 2021, the WTI hosted two courses. One was a tailor-made course for officials of the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, whereas the other was a PhD Winter School course on sustainable trade. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both courses were held online.

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6 Apr 2021 | News

Action Week «Who comes too close goes too far» 30 April - 7 May 2021

Between 30 April and 7 May 2021, the action week «Who comes too close goes too far» will take place. The week, organised by the University of Bern, will include different events and interactions (e.g. a forum theatre) as a way to encourage all members of staff to address this …

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1 Apr 2021 | News

Stelleninserat: Verantwortliche/r Finanzen WTI 60%

Per 1. August oder nach Vereinbarung suchen wir eine/n Verantwortliche/r Finanzen WTI 60%.

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31 Mar 2021 | News

Call for Proposals: 2021 World Trade Forum on "China and the WTO: 20 Years On"

We invite your submissions to the book track sessions of the 2021 World Trade Forum to be hosted at the World Trade Institute in Bern.

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23 Mar 2021 | News

International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research: Confronting Climate Change – from Science to Policy

The third International Bachelor Summer School for Climate Change Research, co-organised by the WTI and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR), is scheduled to take place from 2 to 13 August 2021, in Bern, Switzerland.

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12 Mar 2021 | News

Ambassador Didier Chambovey talks about Switzerland's Trade Policy in 2. Global Economic Governance Seminar of 2021

The Permanent Represenative of Switzerland to the WTO and EFTA shared his knowledge and expertise on Switzerland's trade policy with the WTI's students as well as external participants.

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8 Mar 2021 | News

Happy International Women's Day!

The WTI wishes a Happy International Women's Day! The following text was written by WTI PhD student and member of the Gender Team, Aylin Yildiz.

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8 Mar 2021 | News

Manfred Elsig talks about the Challenges the WTO faces on Swiss-Italian TV

Manfred Elsig, Deputy Managing Director and Director of Research of the WTI, shared his views in the 5 March episode of "Tempi moderni", a programme produced by the Swiss-Italian broadcaster "Radio Svizzera Italiana" (RSI).

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5 Mar 2021 | News

WTI PhD Candidate Aylin Yildiz participates as a Speaker in a Webinar organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

The webinar series, entitled "Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law", is held on 3, 11, 17 and 24 March.

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26 Feb 2021 | News

"WTO and its Role in Reducing the Economic Shock of the Pandemic": Latest Article by WTI Alumna Urvi Tembey

The article was published by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), ranked in the Top 20 think tanks worldwide by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.

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24 Feb 2021 | News

Video Message from Peter Van den Bossche

Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies, has recorded a video message for the participants of this year's John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition which starts today with the All American Regional Round.

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21 Feb 2021 | News

Winter 2021 SIEL Newsletter

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, wrote a commentary entitled "Will 2021 be better?".

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8 Feb 2021 | News

Latest News from the WTI

In January and early February 2021, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies, engaged in two teaching activities, in both of which he was joined by WTI External Faculty member Paolo Vergano, WTI Academic Coordinator Rodrigo Polanco and WTI PhD student Umid Yakubkhodjaev.

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25 Jan 2021 | News

2021 SIEL Global Conference: Call for Papers and Panels

The Seventh Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) will take place as a virtual conference in collaboration with Bocconi University, Milan / Italy, on 8-10 July 2021.

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22 Jan 2021 | News

Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2030 des Bundesrates: Herausforderungen und Chancen?

Am 2. Februar 2021 findet das erste Treffen (als Web-Event) des Schweiz-UNO-Clubs statt. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Reihe von informellen Treffen, die sich der Thematik des Multilateralismus widmen. Das Thema dieses ersten Treffens wird «Strategie Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2030 der Schweiz: Herausforderungen und Chancen» sein.

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20 Jan 2021 | News

(CLOSED) 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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