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20 Nov 2020 | News

Prof. Em. Thomas Cottier awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Lucerne

Prof. Em. Cottier, founding father of the World Trade Institute, has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by the Law Faculty of the University of Lucerne on 5 November 2020.

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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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9 Jul 2020 | News

Switzerland nominates Professor Emeritus Thomas Cottier as Arbitrator for the MPIA

Switzerland has nominated Professor Emeritus Thomas Cottier as its candidate for the pool of 10 arbitrators for the Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA), a temporary solution for the paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body. Prof. Cottier is the former Managing Director of the World Trade Institute and Professor Emeritus …

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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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17 Jun 2020 | News

WTI Summer Academy starts next week!

The WTI's online Summer Academy starts next week with the course on WTO Law on TBT & SPS Measures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all our courses will be held online, ensuring that participants can still learn about cutting-edge issues in international law and economics. All course syllabi are now …

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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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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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27 Aug 2019 | News

Thomas Cottier, A Letter from Beijing, 4 August 2019

In the latest in a series of letters from around the world, former WTI Managing Director and Senior Research Fellow Thomas Cottier sends his impressions of a WTI teaching visit to China.

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23 Jul 2019 | News

2020 Winter and Summer Academies

Visit the Winter and Summer Academy page on our website to see the 2020 course lists. These week-long classes can be taken à la carte or with the aim of obtaining a certificate or diploma.

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18 Jul 2019 | News

MILE Alumni Profiles: Jimena Sotelo

MILE 15 alumna Jimena Sotelo talks to the WTI about her work at the International Trade Centre and her experience with the MILE programme.

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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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12 Jun 2019 | News

Thomas Cottier delivers keynote speech at annual WTO Conference

The 31 May 2019 conference featured four panels and a final discussion. It was held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London.

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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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21 May 2019 | News

Register today for the WTI’s Summer Academy 2019

The WTI’s Summer Academy 2019 runs from 3-20 June 2019. These week-long courses are designed for working professionals with limited time who are interested in international economic governance, trade and investment.

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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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21 Nov 2018 | News

Recap: Conference on Big Data and Trade

by Clarence Siziba, WTI PhD researcher. The Conference on Big Data and Global Trade Law took place at the University of Lucerne, from 16-17 November 2018.

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30 Aug 2018 | News

Book Launch at the WTO Public Forum

The official book launch of the Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law will take place at the WTO Public Forum on October 4th, 2018 from 13.00-14.00 in the Atrium.

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12 Jul 2018 | News

Trade Policy Under Brexit: Thomas Cottier’s interview with CIGI

In a filmed interview with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Thomas Cottier discusses Brexit and the WTO.

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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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26 Jun 2018 | News

WTI alumna receives writing prize for LL.M. thesis at Harvard

Tetyana Payosova, a WTI alumna and researcher, has been awarded the Roger Fisher and Frank E. A. Sander Prize for her LL.M. thesis on ‘Mediation in the Future WTO Dispute Settlement Governance’ by the Harvard Law School in the United States.

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