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13 Mar 2023 - 14 Mar 2023
Conferences / Workshops, 11:00 - 15:00 (local time: Europe/Zurich), Auditorium Silva Casa, World Trade Institute, Hallerstrasse 6, Bern, Switzerland
do Prado, Victor


Short course: Trade Policy Making and the WTO

Catch up on global economic governance, the WTO, its past and future, with the very best in the field!

About the course
This course will look into the issue of global economic governance and the role of the WTO in the current international context. It will cover a brief background on the founding principles and functions of the WTO and check whether these are still valid and operational today.

The course will then explore the issue of WTO Reform, based on the problems and proposals identified by Members. This includes issues of transparency, negotiations and dispute settlement. The course will also look into the evolution of WTO Ministerial Conferences.

Lecturer
Victor do Prado is a professor of Economic Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Affairs - SciencesPo and Senior Fellow at the Brazilian Center for International Relations. From 2012 to 2022, he was the Director of the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee Division at the WTO. He was a diplomat and member of the Brazilian delegation and negotiating team during the concluding phase of the Uruguay Round and early years of the WTO. Victor do Prado served as a panelist in three WTO dispute settlement cases. From 2005 to 2012, he was WTO’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

Course dates
March 13 and 14, 2023

Venue
World Trade Institute (WTI), Hallerstrasse 6, 3012 Bern
*Please note that this course is only offered on site*

Admission
The course is open to government officials, embassy staff, people working for international organisations and NGOs, WTI alumni as well as students from different universities. If you are interested, please send an email to masters@wti.org

Fees
250 Swiss francs

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