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7 Dec 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche at the World Trade Congress on Gender and the Academy for EU Law (ERA)

Two busy days for WTI's Director of Studies. Check out his latest activities and speaking engagement.

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1 Dec 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche visiting the University of Riga, Latvia

Another week on the road for WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche. This week he is visiting the Baltic state of Latvia.

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30 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche chairs panel at World Trade Congress on Gender

The World Trade Congress on Gender is the first international research conference on trade and gender. The Congress is held for the first time in 2022.

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23 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche's week of speaking engagements

An eventful week for Prof. Van den Bossche with speaking opportunities in Milan and seminars by the Harvard European Law Society and the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

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7 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche on "The Challenges and Prospects for the WTO Appellate Body"

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche invited to speak by the Seoul Trade Forum

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2 Nov 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche special guest of the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University

On 31 October 2022, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, gave a public lecture on Global Economic Disorder: Confrontation and Fragmentation at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University.

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26 Oct 2022 | News

Public lecture "Global Economic Disorder: Confrontation and Fragmentation"

WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. dr. Peter L.H. Van den Bossche, will give a public lecture at Maastricht University. You are welcome to join online!

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14 Oct 2022 | News

WTI Director of Studies at Bocconi University

Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI Director of Studies, gave a lecture on What Perspectives for the WTO Dispute Settlement System

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4 Oct 2022 | News

Prof. Van den Bossche at the conference "Constitutionalism, Transnational Governance Failures and Policy Responses"

On 29 and 30 September 2022, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, participated in a conference on Constitutionalism, Transnational Governance Failures and Policy Responses at Le Château, HEC Paris, organized by Armin Steinbach, HEC Paris, and Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, European University Institute, Florence.

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30 Sep 2022 | News

WTO Public Forum: WTI students meet with Amb. Santiago Wills ... and more

An eventful week at the WTO Public Forum.

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21 Sep 2022 | News

Prof. Van de Bossche on the International Expert Group (IEG) on Trade-Related Climate Measure, at the Launch Ceremony of the WTO Chair ... and much more

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25 Jul 2022 | News

SIEL Newsletter No. 51 (Summer 2022)

In this edition of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Newsletter, Peter Van den Bossche, WTI Director of Studies and President of SIEL, writes a commentary entitled "The WTO Lives … to Fight Another Day". Here is a sneak preview:

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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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28 Feb 2022 | News

The WTI stands in Solidarity with Ukraine and its People

The news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left us shocked and we are following the latest developments with great concern and a heavy heart. The WTI strongly condemns the attack on Ukraine's sovereignty.

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22 Feb 2022 | News

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

This summer school will take place from 8 – 19 August 2022 at the University of Bern. It is co-organised by the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research and the WTI.

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1 Feb 2022 | News

A New Global Impact Association (GIA) Scholarship in Honour of MILE 14 Alumna Nathalie Diaz Asmat

The Global Impact Association (GIA) is offering an additional scholarship in 2022, honouring the legacy of late MILE 14 alumna Nathalie Diaz Asmat from Peru.

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25 Jan 2022 | News

Peter Van den Bossche gives an Interview to the Université Catholique de Lille's Global Business Law Society

In the interview, Prof. Van den Bossche, who served as judge of the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body between 2009 and 2019, talks about a variety of topics, including his impressive professional and academic career.

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19 Jan 2022 | News

Recap of the "Digital Trade in the Post-COVID World" Online Conference

On 17 and 18 January 2022, the World Trade Institute (WTI), in cooperation with the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, National Taiwan University College of Law, hosted a two-day online conference focusing on ways digital trade in …

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15 Dec 2021 | News

The Fifth Edition of the best-selling "The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization" is finally available!

This book has been the prime textbook of choice for teachers and students for many years due to its clear and detailed explanation of the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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14 Dec 2021 | News

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche discusses the Aftermath of the Postponement of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12)

The interview took place on 8 December 2021 and was livestreamed on the Facbook page of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP).

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13 Dec 2021 | News

Successful Roundtable Discussion marks the Conclusion of the WTI’s latest PhD Course

On Friday, 10 December 2021, a roundtable discussion on the future of the multilateral trading system featuring ambassadors, high-level trade policy makers, negotiators, and academics marked the concluding part of Dr. Maarten Smeets’ PhD course “Trade Negotiations & Techniques”.

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9 Dec 2021 | News

The newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) has successfully hosted its first General Assembly

The first General Assembly meeting of the newly founded WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) took place on 4 December 2021. Around 30 alumni from all over the world participated.

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24 Nov 2021 | News

Prof. Peter Van den Bossche is presented with the Indonesian Translation of "The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization"

The version of Peter Van den Bossche's and Werner Zdouc's book in Bahasa Indonesia is 1502 pages long.

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23 Nov 2021 | News

Recent November Activities by Prof. Peter Van den Bossche

In the second half of November, the WTI's Director of Studies engaged in a number of activities, some of which you can read about below.

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19 Nov 2021 | News

Anqi Wang successfully defends her PhD Thesis

On 16 November 2021, Anqi Wang, PhD student at the WTI, successfully defended her thesis, which she wrote under the supervision of Prof. Peter Van den Bossche and Dr. Rodrigo Polanco. Read our interview with Anqi below.

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17 Nov 2021 | News

Fall 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 "What (Not) to Expect from MC12?".

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17 Nov 2021 | News

World Trade Review: Call for Proposals

The World Trade Review (WTR) welcomes proposals for special issues. The WTR, whose editorial team consists of Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Manfred Elsig, Joseph Francois and Peter Van den Bossche, intends to publish at least one special issue a year and will give preference to proposals for special issues of papers presented …

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15 Nov 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche participates in the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG)'s Online Brainstorming on the WTO Appellate Body

The WTI's Director of studies acted as speaker in this on-invitation-only event to discuss possible solutions to the WTO Appellate Body crisis.

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2 Nov 2021 | News

Interview with Peter Van den Bossche for "Rendez-vous" on Swiss Radio SRF 1

The WTI's Director of Studies shared his views and opinions on the newly-found solution for the conflict on mutual tariffs for steel and aluminium between the EU and the US.

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1 Nov 2021 | News

Happy 20th Anniversary, ACWL!

For this special occasion, the ACWL (Adisory Centre on WTO Law) held a webinar titled "Achievements for Developing Countries and LDCs and Challenges ahead" on 28 October 2021.

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18 Oct 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche appears on the latest Episode of The Rodolfo Rivas Project

The WTI's Director of Studies is the latest guest on The Rodolfo Rivas Project, a pocast series featuring conversations with individuals in International Geneva and beyond. Currently, the podcast is in its third season.

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5 Oct 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche gives Keynote Address at the Launch of the Book "Rethinking, Repackaging, and Rescuing World Trade Law in the Post-Pandemic Era"

On 1 October 2021, at the 2021 WTO Public Forum in Geneva, Peter Van den Bossche gave the keynote address at the launch of the book "Rethinking, Repackaging, and Rescuing World Trade Law in the Post-Pandemic Era".

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28 Sep 2021 | News

Some of Peter Van den Bossche's September Activities

The WTI's Director of Studies engaged in several activities this last month. Of special mention are his participation at the 22nd Global Conference on Environmental Taxation and the introduction of his seminar at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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20 Sep 2021 | News

The 2021-2022 MILE and TRAIL+ Programmes have officially started!

This year’s induction days for the incoming MILE and TRAIL+ students took place between 15 and 17 September.

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24 Aug 2021 | News

Results of the 2021 WTI Moot Court Competition

On 19 and 20 July 2021, the MILE 21 and TRAIL+4 students put months’ worth of preparation to the test in the WTI Moot Court competition, which was held online instead of at the WTO premises like in previous years.

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2 Aug 2021 | News

The 2020-21 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

After an intense academic year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 MILE and TRAIL+ students were officially bid farewell at a COVID-19 conform Closing Ceremony at the Silva Casa Auditorium of the WTI. After the Ceremony, the students who were in Bern and some WTI staff members gathered to …

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12 Jul 2021 | News

Recap of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)'s 7th Global Conference

From Wednesday, 7 to Friday 9 July 2021, the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) held its Seventh Global Conference. The central theme of the Conference, hosted by Bocconi University, Milan, was Rethinking Global Economic Governance.

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1 Jul 2021 | News

The Second Edition of the best-selling "Essentials of WTO Law" is out now!

The book, which was co-authored by Denise Prevost, Assistant Professor at Maastricht University's Faculty of Law, and Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, provides the readers with an overview of the substantive rules and institutional arrangements of the WTO.

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28 Jun 2021 | News

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition’s Final Round!

For the first time ever, a team from Sri Lanka won the Final Round of the competition. Mr. Avishka Jayaweera, Ms. Adithya Ramanitharan, Mr. Sandun Batagoda and Ms. Saheli Wikramanayake were coached by Harish Balakrishnan and Harrison Mbori and represented the University of Colombo. The team was also awarded the …

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25 Jun 2021 | News

Recap: 'Talk on the WTO Reforms and on the Future of the Multilateral Trading System'

On the occasion of the 7th Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy, organised by the World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Centre for WTO Studies of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (CWS), the Embassy of Switzerland to India and Bhutan hosted a webinar on the WTO reforms …

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24 Jun 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers Opening Lecture of UNITAR-organised Online Course on WTO Dispute Settlement

On 23 June 2021, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche gave the opening lecture of the online course on Solving Disputes at the WTO for Developing Countries, organised by the New York Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

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24 Jun 2021 | News

Roundtable on Trade, Climate Change and SDGs

On 23 June 2021, the WTI, together with the State’s Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern, hosted a roundtable discussion on trade, climate change and the SDGs.

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21 Jun 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche participates as a Lead Discussant of a Paper in an Online Workshop organised by Leiden University and City University of Hong Kong

On 17 June 2021, the WTI's Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche participated as a lead discussant of a paper on The Settlement of Tax Disputes by the WTO presented by Luca Rubini in an online workshop on The Settlement of Tax and Tax Treaty Disputes by International Courts …

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8 Jun 2021 | News

Spring 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 "Rethinking Global Economic Governance!".

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14 May 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche participates in a webinar discussion on "WTO Perspectives after the Storm: the EU and the US Biden Administration"

The webinsar was held on 12 May 2021. Together with the WTI Director of Studies, participants included Dr. Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, Director, DG Trade, European Commission, Prof. Giovanna Adinolfi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Prof. Elisa Baroncini, Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, and Prof. Andrea Gattini, Università degli Studi di …

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7 May 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche acts as Panelist in the West and East Asia Regional Round of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition

The West and South Regional Round of the 19th edition of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition ended this week. Now the selected teams have time to prepare for the Final Oral Round that will take place online from 23 to 27 June.

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26 Apr 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers Online Lecture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)

On Friday, 23 April 2021, Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, gave an online lecture at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador.

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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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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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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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7 Jan 2021 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers Online Lecture at International Virtual Conference

On 5 January 2021, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche gave an online lecture on "Trade Practices and Legislation in the EU: Are They Restricting Free Market Opportunities" at the Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar 2021 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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6 Jan 2021 | News

World Trade Review: Call for Proposals for Special Issues

The World Trade Review (WTR), whose editorial team consists of Mona Pinchis-Paulsen, Manfred Elsig, Joseph Francois and Peter Van den Bossche, intends to publish at least one special issue a year and will give preference to proposals for special issues of papers presented at inter- or transdisciplinary workshops or conferences.

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7 Dec 2020 | News

Latest Activities by WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche - December 2020

In early December, Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, participated in two online events. Find more details about these events below.

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16 Oct 2020 | News

How has the world of education adapted to the process of Digitalisation?

On 9 October 2020, Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, presented the WTI's TRAIL+ (LL.M.) programme during the second session of the "Career Launch Initiative" organised by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA).

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13 Oct 2020 | News

'Back to the Good Old Days of GATT Dispute Settlement?' Commentary by Peter Van den Bossche in the Autumn 2020 edition of the SIEL Newsletter

In his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies of the WTI, wrote a commentary on the WTO dispute settlement system.

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30 Sep 2020 | News

'The Future of Trade Policy and External Cooperation': Recap of the 2020 World Trade Forum

Discussions during this year's World Trade Forum focussed primarily on trade conflicts between large economies, general tensions in world trade and possible solutions. In addition, possibilities were discussed how future cooperation in international trade can be strengthened. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Trade Forum was held online for …

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16 Sep 2020 | News

"Reshaping the WTO": Prof. Peter Van den Bossche moderates a webinar on the WTO and Trade Monitoring

On 16 September 2020, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche moderated a webinar on the reform of the WTO trade policy review mechanism, organized by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

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10 Sep 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche comments on WTO leadership race in new Reuters article

Roberto Azevêdo stepped down as Director General of the WTO at the end of August, leaving the organization without an interim leader. Does this mark a new low-point for the crisis-ridden organization? What are the chances of a of a strong, dynamic leader emerging by early November, who will be …

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6 Aug 2020 | News

Interview with Peter Van den Bossche as basis for a new article on the possible future WTO DG in the NRC

The leading Dutch newspaper NRC has published an article about the eight candidates for the position as new Director General of the WTO on the basis of an interview with Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies.

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29 Jul 2020 | News

The 2019-20 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

After months of intense preparation, the 2019-20 MILE and TRAIL+ students finished the WTI Moor Court competition online and were officially bid farewell at a COVID-19 conform Closing Ceremony on the WTI premises. After the Ceremony, the students and some WTI staff enjoyed a lunch with a view at Restaurant …

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27 Jul 2020 | News

Latest Activities by WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, has been involved in a number of different activities this month. These include the delivery of an online lecture about the new EU – Mexico Trade Agreement, a keynote lecture at the Online Summer 2020 Academic Conference on The 3R …

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15 Jul 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche's latest online lecture now available to watch

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, gave a video lecture in the context of the 2020 "Trade, Investment and Development Program" organised by the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C.

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6 Jul 2020 | News

'Can It Get Any Worse?' Commentary by Peter Van den Bossche in the June 2020 edition of the SIEL Newsletter

In his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies of the WTI, wrote a commentary on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and international trade.

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25 Jun 2020 | News

"The WTO Before, During and After Corona": Peter Van den Bossche's introduction now available to listen

This year's Spring Meeting by the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR) was held online on Wednesday, 24 June. Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, introduced the meeting. If you could not attend, you can now watch it online.

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24 Jun 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche talks about Roberto Azevêdo's departure as Director General of the WTO on SRF's "Echo der Zeit"

Peter Van den Bossche, The WTI's Director of Studies, shared his thoughts on Roberto Azevêdo's resignation as the WTO's Director General and what possible challenges his successor might have to face. The programme was aired on Saturday, 20 June 2020.

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23 Jun 2020 | News

Pandemic and the Global Economy: A virtual workshop series

National policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis have included cooperation replaced by competition, including export restrictions, efforts to re-localize global supply chains, and efforts to regulate the overseas production of MNEs. This workshop will examine issues and challenges raised by recent experience.

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29 May 2020 | News

A message from Peter Van den Bossche

The WTI's Director of Studies reassures new Master's students that, despite travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic which may make it impossible for them to travel to Switzerland in the near future, the Master's programmes starting in September 2020 will be available online as well. Resuming the …

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7 May 2020 | News

"Leap of faith: the new 16-member alternative appeals tribunal at the WTO"

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, shared his views in a recent article on the alternative mechanism to the WTO Appellate Body which aims at settling legal disputes at appellate level. the author of the article, Iana Dreyer, is the founder and chief editor of Borderlex.eu, …

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1 Mar 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche delivers a lecture and participates in a roundtable discussion in Edinburgh

The roundtable discussion, chaired by Carolyn Thurston Smith, also included other speakers such as Ignacio Garcia Bercero from the European Commission and St. Anthony's College (Oxford) and Martin Bell from the Scottish Whisky Association.

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21 Feb 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche starts his Spring Semester teaching

On Monday and Tuesday, 17 and 18 February, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche started his 14-week-long courses on 'International Economic Dispute Resolution' and 'International Economic Law and the Pursuit of Core Societal Values and Interests' respectively.

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10 Feb 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche visits London and Moscow

Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI's Director of Studies, conducted a seminar and gave a public lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE) at the end of last month. From London he went to Moscow where he was a member of the panel in the Russian National Rounds of …

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3 Feb 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche addresses EIPIN congress

From 22 to 24 January, World Trade Institute (WTI) Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche participated in the 21st EIPIN congress, hosted by Maastricht University, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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23 Jan 2020 | News

The Chocolate War – a simulation exercise on WTO law on trade in food

In the context of the Food Law Master 2020 programme at LUISS University in Rome, WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche conducted a 10-hour simulation exercise on WTO law on trade in food, entitled ‘The Chocolate War’, on 17 and 18 January.

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17 Jan 2020 | News

Peter Van den Bossche lectures in Bruges and Geneva

World Trade Institute (WTI) Director of Studies Professor Peter Van den Bossche has begun the year with lectures in Bruges, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland.

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30 Dec 2019 | News

New Trade Winds newsletter now available

The year-end edition of the WTI's Trade Winds newsletter has just been published, featuring new publications, upcoming events and an introduction by Peter Van den Bossche.

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20 Dec 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche lectures and attends a workshop in Taiwan

WTI Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche has paid a visit to Taiwan where he delivered a series of lectures and attended a workshop.

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12 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. His testimony is now available as a video recording.

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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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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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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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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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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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10 Oct 2019 | News

WTI alumni panel held at the WTO Public Forum

The WTI organised an alumni panel at the WTO Public Forum on 9 October 2019. Alumni from different intakes participated in the discussion. The theme was ‘Tomorrow’s Trading World – Thinking Ahead for the Future Generations’.

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5 Oct 2019 | News

Annual get-together of WTI alumni to be held during WTO Public Forum

As in previous years the annual get-together of World Trade Institute alumni will take place in Geneva during the week of the WTO Public Forum.

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4 Oct 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche lectures at Chinese conferences

World Trade Institute (WTI) Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche has completed a lecture tour in China where he addressed conferences on international law in Beijing and Haikou.

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26 Sep 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche speaks on WTO Appellate Body crisis at Leiden law conference

World Trade Institute Director of Studies Peter Van den Bossche delivered a keynote lecture on ‘The WTO Appellate Body Crisis: Lessons for the Governance of International Adjudication?’ at Leiden University in the Netherlands on 21 September.

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13 Sep 2019 | News

Amb. Ujal Singh Bhatia gives keynote speech at launch of 2019-2020 WTI Advanced Master Programmes

The new intake of students on the MILE and TRAIL+ programmes were officially welcomed to the World Trade Institute (WTI) on 11 September.

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9 Sep 2019 | News

World Meeting of Societies for International Law at the Peace Palace in The Hague

On 2 and 3 September 2019, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche participated, in his capacity as President of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), in the Rencontre Mondiale des Sociétes pour le Droit International / World Meeting of Societies for International Law at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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2 Aug 2019 | News

Teaching and outreach activities continue in Ecuador and Peru

In July 2019, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche taught courses at the USFQ, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru. He also visited Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, a long-term partner of the WTI.

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4 Jul 2019 | News

The 2018-19 Advanced Master Programmes have come to an end

At the end of June, the 2018-19 MILE and TRAIL+ classes finished their programmes with two busy days in Geneva followed by the Closing Ceremony in Bern.

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24 Jun 2019 | News

WTI continues its outreach activities in India

In early June, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche lectured and presented at various institutes in India, delivered the keynote speech at the second anniversary of the CTIL, and signed two MoUs.

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11 Jun 2019 | News

Sixth WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy in Delhi

The Academy was inaugurated on 3 June 2019 by Prof. Abhijit Das, Head, Centre of WTO Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies, World Trade Institute, Shri. Raheev Kher, former Commerce Secretary, Government of India and Ms. Shailja Sing, Legal Consultant, Centre for WTO Studies.

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4 Jun 2019 | News

Recap: WTO Appellate Review Workshop

The WTI gathered lawyers, academics and policymakers to discuss options for reforming appellate review at the WTO. Event summary by Anvar Rahmetov.

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3 Jun 2019 | News

Farewell to the WTO Appellate Body: full speech now available

On 28 May, Prof Peter Van den Bossche delivered his farewell speech to the Appellate Body at the WTO in Geneva. His full speech is available via the link in this article.

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5 Mar 2019 | News

WTI signs MoU with Amity University

Prof Peter Van den Bossche and Prof Gurinder Singh signed the MoU during the INBUSH ERA World Summit 2019 at Amity University India in February.

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10 Jan 2019 | News

Peter Van den Bossche honored at International Colloquium

The colloquium "Restoring Trust in Trade" was held at the Maastricht University Faculty of Law on 17 December 2018.

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24 Dec 2018 | News

WTI Trade Winds Newsletter 4/2018

The final newsletter of 2018 features an introduction by Peter Van den Bossche, and is available on our website.

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24 Sep 2018 | News

Class gets underway for the 2018-2019 MILE and TRAIL+ programmes

This year’s MILE and TRAIL+ students officially began their courses on 17 September, starting with Global Political Economy, International Economics and International Trade Regulation.

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24 Jul 2018 | News

Society of International Economic Law elects Peter Van den Bossche president

At its 2018 conference in Washington DC from 12 to 14 July, the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) elected Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the World Trade Institute and professor of International Economic Law at the University of Bern, as its president for the next three …

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3 Jul 2018 | News

Master’s programmes draw to a close

The teaching year for students on the 2017-2018 advanced master programmes at the WTI has officially ended with a closing ceremony at the University of Bern.

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20 Jun 2018 | News

Swiss embassy event marks Joint Academy in India

The Swiss embassy in Delhi marked the latest edition of the WTI-co-organised Joint Summer Academy in India by hosting a reception for participants during the second week. The embassy event was also attended by MILE alumni and other stakeholders.

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31 Jan 2018 | News

WTI and Ecuadorean university USFQ sign cooperation agreement

The World Trade Institute (WTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador.

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4 Oct 2017 | News

WTI alumni come together in Geneva

The WTO Public Forum, which took place at the end of September, provided an occasion for the latest gathering of WTI alumni.

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28 Aug 2017 | News

Students give Summer Academy high marks

The 15th annual WTI Summer Academy – seven weeks of teaching on investment and trade law and policy – has drawn to a close.

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11 Jul 2017 | News

Successful WTI-CWS Joint Academy held in India

The fourth edition of the WTI-CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy took place from 5 to 30 June at the premises of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in New Delhi.

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26 Jun 2017 | News

A MILEstone in the lives of our students

The 17th Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme came to an official close on 23 June with a ceremony at the University of Bern attended by students and faculty members.

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21 Jun 2017 | News

MILE 17 class competes in WTO law moot court

Students in the MILE programme have taken part in the annual World Trade Organization (WTO) law moot court – this year held at WTO premises in Geneva.

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18 Jun 2017 | News

WTI Director of Studies delivers talk at Swiss embassy reception

Peter Van den Bossche, Director of Studies at the WTI, delivered a trade lecture at a reception at the Swiss embassy in Delhi on 15 June, entitled The World Trade Organization in the Face of Anti-Globalisation and Economic Nationalism.

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8 May 2017 | News

Looking ahead to the WTI Summer Academy

Applications are still being accepted for the World Trade Institute’s 15th annual Summer Academy on trade and investment to be held from 3 July to 25 August 2017.

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13 Apr 2017 | News

WTI-sponsored ELSA Moot Court heads towards final round

The last regional round of the 15th European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) moot court competition, held in Grahamstown, South Africa, came to a close on 13 April. The final oral round will take place in Geneva in June.

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27 Feb 2017 | News

WTI partners at WTO@20 Conference in Delhi

The final in a series of WTO@20 conferences taking stock of two decades of jurisprudential and key policy developments in the multilateral trading system and organised by the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization took place in Delhi, India, from 16 to 18 February.

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30 Sep 2016 | News

MILE alumni hold annual gathering in Geneva

The WTI MILE alumni held their annual meeting at the WTI Advisors offices in Geneva on the evening of 28 September on the sidelines of the WTO Public Forum.

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27 Sep 2016 | News

Alumni converge on Geneva for WTO Public Forum

The World Trade Organization (WTO) flagship event, the Public Forum, is underway in Geneva. On the theme of ‘Inclusive Trade’, discussions are being given over to how WTO rules can help everyone benefit from trade.

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21 Sep 2016 | News

Starting a journey of learning and discovery

Students participating in the 17th Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) master’s programme received a warm welcome to the World Trade Institute at an opening ceremony on 16 September.

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14 Sep 2016 | News

“Even world-class programmes need to evolve”

Peter Van den Bossche assumed the post of Director of Studies at the World Trade Institute on 1 July. Here he talks about his association with the WTI, the benefits of studying at the Institute, and the need to adapt courses to changing times.

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10 Jun 2016 | News

WTI completes core academic team

The WTI is pleased to announce the arrival of new professors in the coming months to enhance the Institute’s teaching offer and complete its core group of academic staff.

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9 Feb 2016 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Aray Kassabekova

MILE 5 graduate Aray Kassabekova is one of several WTI alumni in Kazakhstan to have been involved in their country’s accession to the WTO on 30 November 2015. She tells the WTI how the MILE programme equipped her for the arduous work in store.

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25 Sep 2015 | News

Successful World Trade Forum concludes

The 2015 World Trade Forum on the topic 20 Years of the WTO: Past Performance and Ongoing Challenges has drawn to a close after two days of lively discussion in Bern.

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26 Aug 2015 | News

World Trade Forum to assess WTO past and future

The WTI is preparing to host this year’s annual World Trade Forum on the topic of 20 Years of the WTO: Past Performance and Ongoing Challenges.

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29 Jul 2015 | News

The WTO at 20: achievements and challenges

What expectations and hopes lay behind the creation of the World Trade Organization, and 20 years on how have these been realised? The World Trade Forum to be held in Bern on 25-26 September will examine these questions and consider the future challenges facing the WTO.

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30 Jul 2013 | News

WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on International Intellectual Property successfully concluded

The two-week WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on International Intellectual Property in Hong Kong was successfully concluded last Friday. This year’s course took place at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Graduate Law Centre and brought together 34 government representatives, scholars and practitioners from 15 different countries.

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20 Jul 2010 | News

WTI / NCCR Trade Regulation to contribute to new training programme at INCAE Business School

The World Bank Group pledges funding for training civil servants from Central American Integration System countries at Heads of States’ Summit.

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