31 May 2022
Seminars, Global Economic Governance, 16:00 - 17:30, Silva Casa Auditorium (followed by an apéro), World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern

Global Economic Governance Seminar Series: Trade Links: New Rules for a New World

by 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 looks at the World Trade Organization and the existential crisis it is undergoing. Trade links the world not only through the flow of international commerce in goods, services, and ideas; but also through its economic, environmental, and social impacts. Trade links are supported by a WTO trading system founded on rules established in the 20th century, which do not account for all the modern changes in the global economy. James Bacchus posits that this global organization can survive and continue to succeed only if the trade links among WTO members are revitalized and reimagined. He explains how to bring the WTO into the twenty-first century, exploring the ways it can be utilized to combat future pandemics and climate change and advance sustainable development, all while continuing to foster free trade. 

Detailed information about this seminar can be found in the attachment below.

For current MILE and TRAIL+ students, attending the Global Economic Governance Seminar Series (worth 1.5 ECTS) is mandatory, either in the Fall or Spring Semester.

You can watch the recording of the lecture here

Click here for more information about James Bacchus.

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