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6 Dec 2019 | Event

Upcoming lecture: Gender equality in the judiciary – with an emphasis on international judiciary

by Professor Catherine Kessedjian, professor emerita, University Panthéon-Assas Paris II

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6 Dec 2019 | News

WTO Appellate Body crisis: Peter Van den Bossche addresses public hearing

On 3 December World Trade Institute (WTI) Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche testified before the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament during a public hearing on the crisis in the WTO Appellate Body.

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5 Dec 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche lectures at Milan’s Bocconi University

World Trade Institute (WTI) Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche has given a series of lectures at Bocconi University, Milan, in the context of long-standing cooperation between the two academic institutions.

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5 Dec 2019 | News

WTI PhD Fellow presents paper at Latin America – Asia Pacific Observatory conference in Uruguay

María Vasquez Callo-Müller, a PhD Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), presented her paper ‘How to build interoperability? Conceptualizing the Asia – Latin America relationship for the data economy’ at the Latin America - Asia Pacific Observatory Fourth Academic Seminar held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 12 November.

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3 Dec 2019 | News

Economic growth, sectoral structures, and environmental methane footprints

A new WTI publication on the relation between economic growth, trade, and sectoral methane emissions is now available open access from Applied Economics.

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2 Dec 2019 | News

Margrit Vetter meets up with WTI alumni in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam

Margrit Vetter, the WTI’s Director of Administration, spent the month of November visiting South East Asia and meeting up with WTI alumni in different countries.

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22 Nov 2019 | News

WTI workshop considers trade wars and their impact

The term ‘trade war’ is frequently heard these days, but what exactly does it refer to and what is the impact of these wars on global trade and smaller economies? This was the topic of a one-day workshop held at the World Trade Institute (WTI) on 21 November.

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21 Nov 2019 | News

World Trade Forum – videos from the sessions

‘Multilateralism at Risk' was the theme of the 2019 World Trade Forum that took place in Bern on 25 and 26 October. The proceedings are now available to watch in video format.

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15 Nov 2019 | News

WTI renews teaching links with the Trade Policy Centre in Africa

The World Trade Institute (WTI) has maintained excellent relations with the Trade Policy Centre in Africa ( for the past ten years, thanks to a cooperation agreement dated January 2009.

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14 Nov 2019 | News

WTI Director of Studies speaks on multilateral trading system in Macau and Hong Kong

World Trade Institute Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche has spoken on the current state of the multilateral trading system and on the crisis of WTO dispute settlement during a short teaching visit to Macau and Hong Kong.

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10 Nov 2019 | News

"A different US-China fight hits the headlines"

Former WTO Appellate Body member Peter Van den Bossche, now WTI Director of Studies, discusses the decision of the WTO to authorise China to retaliate against $3.6 billion of US exports in the 5 November Trade Talks podcast by Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown.

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8 Nov 2019 | News

WTI hosts workshop on impact of trade wars

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is hosting a one-day workshop on ‘Trade Wars and their Impact on Global Trade and Small Economies’ on 21 November. The event is jointly organised with the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, Taipei, Taiwan.

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7 Nov 2019 | News

WTI Fellow scoops young scholar award

WTI Fellow Dr Kelly Shang was awarded the Young Scholar Award from the Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN) at its conference at the end of October.

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1 Nov 2019 | News

Professor Elisa Fornalé represents WTI in Swiss National Future Day 2019

SNSF Professor Elisa Fornalé will participate in this year’s Swiss National Future Day, held on 14 November, that supports school children in choosing a future career.

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31 Oct 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers lecture on WTO dispute settlement

WTI Director of Studies Professor Peter Van den Bossche gave a two-hour lecture entitled, ‘Can the WTO Dispute Settlement System Be Saved? Its successful past and uncertain future, ’at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven, Belgium on 28 October.

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26 Oct 2019 | News

Multilateralism at risk – fruitful debate at World Trade Forum 2019

The 2019 World Trade Forum on the topic ‘Multilateralism at Risk' has drawn to a close after two days of lively discussion.

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25 Oct 2019 | News

World Trade Forum 2019 considers threats to multilateral trading system

The 2019 World Trade Forum is underway in Bern. The two-day conference – this year on the topic ‘Multilateralism at Risk' - brings together leading trade practitioners and scholars, government officials, representatives of international and non-governmental organisations and civil society organisations.

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18 Oct 2019 | News

WTI takes part in World Resources Forum 2019

The World Trade Institute (WTI) will participate in a workshop at the World Resources Forum which is taking place in Geneva on 23 and 24 October.

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16 Oct 2019 | News

WTI directors present new book at WTO Public Forum

A new WTI title, 'The Shifting Landscape of Global Trade Governance', was launched at the WTO Public Forum on 10 October.

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10 Oct 2019 | News

WTI alumni hold annual get-together

Around 70 alumni, students and faculty of the World Trade Institute came together for a social event in Geneva on 9 October.

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