Sexual Harassment Awareness Day (SHAD)
Today, we join the University of Bern and other Swiss universities in taking a stand against sexism and sexual harassment.
The SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project is a comprehensive six-year academic capacity building project aimed at academic training in trade regulation and building regional research capacities. It was initiated and is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
The World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern, one of the world’s leading centres of graduate study and research in trade governance, was chosen as the project’s implementing agency.
Today, we join the University of Bern and other Swiss universities in taking a stand against sexism and sexual harassment.
Thiago Almedia, from the University of Geneva, visits the WTI presenting his paper "Is There a Latin American Approach to the International Investment Law? From the Legal Doctrines and Pan American Conferences in the XIX and XX Centuries to a Contemporary Approach in the XXI Century"
The student team from Kenya wins the African Round of the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. They receive a scholarship to attend the WTI's Winter or Summer Academy.
Join the 3rd Global Economic Governance Seminar of this year. Register today!
The Bern Section of the European Movement Switzerland invites you to a talk with I.E. Iryna Venediktova, Ambassador of Ukraine to Switzerland, on Monday, 27 March at 6 pm in the auditorium of the University of Bern.
A new updated report as part of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine-Africa". Title "Lower World Market Prices. Will Ukraine lose market shares in Africa?"
Calling all researchers and specialists to submit abstracts for the Workshop: Modeling international trade and climate challenges
The World Trade Institute is pleased to welcome back alumna Tetyana Payosova. She will address WTI students and guests on the topic of the EU Green Deal.
Are economic sanctions against Russia effective? How are they enforced and circumvented? Can frozen assets be legally used? And at what conditions?
Christian Häberli, WTI Fellow, will speak at the World Trade Institute: are the WTO and the multilateral trading system sustainable? He will present his paper on agricultural trade (Working Title: "Agricultural Trade Rules - Where are you?").
Ilmari Soininen (MILE 16) is Principal Manager at Adam Smith International. He is now hiring a Coordinator for the Geneva office.
On Monday, February 20, some WTI alumni from various TRAIL and MILE programmes met in Delhi for a nice, informal get-together
Since more than a decade the World Trade Institute supports the annual Gujarat International Moot Court (GIMC). The 14th edition of the GIMC took place from 15 to 19 February 2023 at the Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar, India.
On 16 February 2023, WTI's Director of Studies, taught "Balancing Trade with Non-Trade Concerns" at the International Trade Institute.
On February 28, the World Trade Institute is pleased to welcome back Alumnus (MILE 12) Arpit Bhutani.
The GQUAL Campaign, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and Prof. Elisa Fornalé (WTI, University of Bern) invite you to attend the upcoming conference on women representation in decision-making.
Why study international trade? And why now? A new blog post by TRAIL+ student Atharv Joshi
A new updated report as part of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine-Africa”. Title "Ukraine’s grain exports reach Africa again, despite many obstacles reducing producer income."
The Global Economic Governance series is starting afresh in 2023 with an interesting lecture on the African perspective on world trade. Don't miss it! Register today!
Prof Manfred Elsig, WTI's Deputy Managing Director, will be speaking at the upcoming conference on sustainable investment and green trade. Register today!
Prof Van den Bossche is a guest of the AJDIE and it is open to the public!
Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI’s Director of Studies, teaching "Substantive and Institutional Aspects of WTO Law" at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
WTI Working Paper No. 01/2023 by Iryna Bogdanova
Trade Winds Suite: a suite for string quartet (violine, viola and cello) and for a Jazz Trio (guitar, bass and drums).
On Wednesday, Jan 25, we had the privilege to welcome H.E. Gerelmaa Davaasuren, Ambassador of Mongolia to the Swiss Confederation, to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva.
We are looking for a motivated, diligent student to assist in research activities starting on 1 March 2023 (or at the earliest possible date). We welcome applications from master or doctoral students in economics, political science, sociology and related fields.
It's not about who eats more chocolate, but a simulation exercise that Prof Van den Bossche carried out at LUISS university. Intrigued?
Prof. Van den Bossche will speak at the Webinar "National Security, the Rule of Law, and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Comparing the US, EU, and Chinese Approach” - Friday 3 February h. 13:30 (Brussels time)
We invite all researchers in the field of international trade and investment law to share their knowledge and insights with our community. Apply today to speak at our WTI Brown Bag seminar series.
WTI Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, is among the most distinguished faculty members of the MEIG Master at the Université de Genève.
Since the Russian attack on the Ukraine, Russia but also Germany and Poland have nationalised companies of the other side and thus expropriated foreign investors. Is this legal?
A new updated report as part of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. Ukraine’s Grain Production and Shipments almost back to Normal despite Continuous Risks. Competitor Subsidies and Insurance may cause Market Share Losses.
Save the date! 11-13 May 2023 is the 15th international scientific conference "New Challenges in Economic and BusinessDevelopment – 2023: Recovery and Resilience" organised by the University of Latvia Faculty of Business, Management and Economics. It will take place in Riga (Latvia). The WTI will participate and be present among …
January 31 is the final deadline to apply to the Master Programmes at the World Trade Institute for the September 2023 intake. Hurry up!
In our latest blog article, WTI's Modesta Nsowaa-Adu and Prof Elisa Fornalé report on their participation at the first World Trade Congress on Gender at the World Trade Organization. Happy reading!
On behalf of the entire WTI family, we wish you all a wonderful holiday season, a wonderful Christmas break and a new year full of peace, joy, serenity and achievements! The world needs it!
The report was launched during COP15 to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada.
We are delighted to support the International Trade Institute in Ireland with the design of a new online programme. Check it out! Maybe the best thing you do in 2023...
WTI's Director of Studies, Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, speaks at the Third Biennial Conference of the South Asia International Economic Law Network's (SAIELN) on "Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives".
Thursday, 22 December, 19:00, at Mr Pickwicks, Rue de Lausanne 80, Geneva.
What a GEG Seminar yesterday evening! Check out some photos.
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 "Will Trade Help to Save the World in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation and Geo-Economic Fragmentation?". Here is a sneak preview:
If you are a members of the WTI Alumni Association, do not miss tomorrow's General Assembly Meeting.
We publish today the latest report of the European Union's Horizon 2020 MATS programme project: "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”
With the title "Bauern in der Ukraine brauchen Zuversicht, um für Afrika zu produzieren" (Farmers in Ukraine need confidence to produce for Africa) the WTI contributes to the University of Bern magazine, UniFokus issue: "What will we eat tomorrow?"
As part of the Global Economic Governance Seminar series, Mr La Wonchang recently visited the WTI and spoke to our students and faculty. Here are some photos.
Today we meet Sebastián Gómez Fiedler, MILE 15 alumnus. He is currently Director-General for Bilateral Economic Affairs of the Undersecretariat of International Economic Relations (SUBREI) at Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thanks to the renewed efforts of the Global Impact Association and its donors, we have three scholarships for the 2023 September intake.
Two busy days for WTI's Director of Studies. Check out his latest activities and speaking engagement.
Several members of the WTI family presented, spoke or chaired sessions at the first WTO World Trade Congress on Gender. Among them, Prof. Elisa Fornalé and Postgraduate student Modesta Nsowaa-Adu.
Joachim, current Climate Trade Lead at World Economic Forum, addressed our students yesterday.
Today our Director of Studies, Prof. Van den Bossche, participated to a conference organized by the WTO Chair at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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.
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.
From 2012 to 2019, Prof. em. Cottier sent his impressions to the WTI community as he travelled the globe. Here's a compilation of his letters.
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
We publish today the latest outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”.
Calling all scholars working on the topic of NTMs. Please submit your extended abstract or paper for the Workshop "Modelling non-tariff measures in structural general equilibrium – Theory and applications", 19-20 January 2023, World Trade Institute – University Bern. Accepted presenters will also be invited to function as a discussant.
Mr La Wonchang - Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Swiss Confederation - will be our special guest, next Friday, December 2.
WTI's Prof. Elisa Fornalé will speak at the Lisbon Conference "Preparing for Sea Level Rise" organised by the University of Lisbon School of Law.
Register today for a great congress on "Gender Equality for Sustainable Trade and Recovery". WTI's Prof. Elisa Fornalé is a key part of the organization, member of the Steering Committee and speaker.
Prof. Peter Van den Bossche invited to speak by the Seoul Trade Forum
Today we meet Joachim Monkelbaan, MILE Alumni and currently Climate Trade Lead at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva
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.
On November 7, the World Trade Institute is pleased to welcome back Alumnus (MILE 1) Dr. Santanu Mukherjee. He will present on the topic: "The Compulsory Licensing Conundrum: Have WTO members still been left in a Quandary?"
WTI's reseacher Dr Iryna Bogdanova moderated and presented at the biggest international law conference in Canada.
Elisabeth Türk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe - and Alumna of the WTI - will joins us at the World Trade Institute for a lecture on: "Digital transformation and trade: opportunities and challenges for the circular economy transition."
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!
Katharina Erhardt, professor of economics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), will speak at the World Trade Institute
Peter Van den Bossche, the WTI Director of Studies, gave a lecture on What Perspectives for the WTO Dispute Settlement System
Today we meet Titilayo Obiri, MILE Alumna and currently Trade Compliance Specialist - Europe, BDP International
On the occasion of the international day against violence against women, WTI's Prof Elisa Fornalé will speak at the conference "The proposed EU directive on combating gender-based violence: towards greater protection of women in Europe?"
Michael Blanga-Gubbay, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Zurich (UZH), will speak at the World Trade Institute on the role of lobbying in the negotiation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
The proliferation of non-tariff measures (NTMs), their variety in forms and complexity, and the diverse motivations underlying their use by governments explain the increasing interest of international trade policy analysis on modelling NTMs and evaluating their effects. Register for the upcoming workshop on the topic and submit your paper today.
The Impact of the Principle of Common Concern of Humankind. Series: World Trade Institute Advanced Studies, Volume: 9
This coming January, you have four great courses in trade law and policy to choose from. Choose one, or attend all four to gain a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS). In Bern or online.
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.
The European Commission’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) proposal has been controversial since its inception, facing domestic as well as international backlash. This brief reflects on the current status of CBAM in light of several remaining economic, legal, and political sticking points.
We are looking for enthusiastic a motivated junior postdoc to join our SNSF Funded Research Project: "Gender Equality in the Mirror (GEM): Clothing the Invisibility of Women’s Participation at International Level."
An eventful week at the WTO Public Forum.
In the week of 19-23 September, Maarten Smeets (PhD) conducted a 25-hour course on trade negotiations and negotiating techniques at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED). The training was organized under the “Facilitating the Process of Uzbekistan accession to the WTO” project funded by the European Union and …
A new article in Global Trade and Customs Journal, written by our very own MILE 19 alumna and PhD candidate, Yuliia Kucheriava
Dr. Iryna Bogdanova of the World Trade Institute spoke at an international conference on the War in Ukraine, organised by the University of Haifa.
Antony Taubman, Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division, WTO joins us at the World Trade Institute for a lecture on: ‘Solidarity as a Practical Craft: Putting the WTO MC12 Pandemic Outcomes to Work’.
In collaboration with the Global Impact Association, join us in supporting and honouring the memory of WTI's Alumna Nathalie Diaz. Donate today to the scholarship on her name, and help a young Latin American student to join the WTI and kick-start a successful career in international trade.
Three days of interesting debates between academics, policy-makers, agricultural production and trade specialists, from 6 to 8 September 2022 in Tashkent.
The report of the third outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine-Africa" is published today
Calling all WTI Alumni out there! Alumni in Geneva? Alumni visiting the WTO Public Forum? Join us for an exclusive reception on September 28, 19:00. Your chance to meet again, network and have fun around a glass of wine and some nice food.
The 2021 edition of the World Trade Institute's Annual Report is now available to download.
The World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Institute for European and International Economic Law (IEW) will be showcasing their research, through an interactive game, at the "Night of Research" organised by the University of Bern.
The WTI completes a training on WTO Agreements in Tashkent, Uzbekistan at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On August 19, a delegation of the Indonesian People Consultative Assembly (MPR) visited the University of Bern and the World Trade Institute, accompanied by the Ambassador, Prof. Muliaman Hadad.
Swiss national television (SRF) interviews WTI's Fellow and Lecturer, Dr. Christian Häberli.
Report of the second outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa". It provides a deeper overview on wheat imports to Egypt and highlights share of Ukrainian origin; one more short presentation covers Crude oil and wheat/corn price dynamics in 2022 with comments on main influencing …
On 18 July 2022, the WTI and WTI Alumni Association (WTIAA) invited WTI alumni, students and faculty members for a get-together on the premises of the WTI Advisors in Geneva.
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:
Report of the first outcome of the project "Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa". It provides an amazing overview of the pre-war Ukraine's exports of wheat, barley, corn and sunflower oil.
Last Friday, 24 June, we celebrated the graduation of 22 MILE and TRAIL+ students. As keynote guest speaker, we had the honour to welcome WTO's Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard. She delivered a keynote speech on the role of multilateralism in a world of polycrisis. In her speech, DDG Ellard tackled …
Today we meet Jackie Pimer, MILE Alumna and currently Trade Expert at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
After 20 years of loyal service, the World Trade Institute celebrates the retirement of Margrit Vetter, our Director of Administration. For so much commitment and passion, thank you Margrit! Happy retirement!
Today, at the World Trade Institute, we launch the project “Repairing Broken Food Trade Routes Ukraine – Africa”. We want to contribute to the resumption of agricultural trade interrupted because of the war on Ukraine.
In her intervention at the Geneva Trade Platform, WTI's postdoctoral researcher Dr. Iryna Bogdanova analyses the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation and Russian responses.
Yesterday, June 6, 2022 the World Trade Institute and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, launched their 8th Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy.
On May 31, the World Trade Institute had the pleasure and honour to welcome 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 was part of our Global Economic Governance Seminar Series.
Our Summer Academy is just around the corner. Make sure to grab the last spots available. Remember: you can attend in person (here in Bern, Switzerland) as well as ONLINE (remote hybrid learning with recordings).
WTI faculty member and senior researcher Rodrigo Polanco recently returned from a teaching trip to Chile and Peru organised within the WTI-SECO programme. He gave courses in international investment law at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). During his stay …
Pamela Andanda, a visiting research fellow at the WTI in 2011-12, delivered her inaugural lecture as professor of law at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, on 4 October.
An international workshop on ‘Trade Facilitation: European Experiences and Lessons for Vietnam’, co-organised by the WTI in the context of the SECO academic cooperation project, took place on 20-21 March in Hanoi.
The WTI SECO programme provided funding for two short seminars for Colombian producers-exporters, industry representatives and government officials, which were held in Cali (22-24 March) and Bogotá (27-29 March) with the support of government export agency PROCOLOMBIA.
Representatives of all five countries involved in the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs/World Trade Institute Academic Cooperation Project participated in a steering committee meeting and workshop at the WTI on 23 and 24 January.
The WTI's Director for Programme Development, Pierre Sauvé, is interviewed about what OECD membership would mean for Peru, and the challenges of the digital society, during a teaching visit to PUCP.
Victor Saco, a former PhD student at the World Trade Institute (WTI), has been appointed the new Director of the Master in International Economic Law programme at the Pontifical Catholic University in Peru (PUCP), a partner of the WTI in the SECO project.
WTI Senior Researcher Dr Häberli was interviewed during a teaching visit to PUCP, a partner in the SECO programme.
From 5 to 10 September, Christian Häberli visited Chile within the framework of the WTI/SECO Project where he taught a module on Trade in Agriculture at the University of Chile’s Institute of International Studies (IEI) in Santiago. He was teaching on the Master in International Strategy and Trade Policy programme …
Alberto van Klaveren, a professor of international relations at the University of Chile, delivered a presentation on regionalism in Latin America at the World Trade Institute on 14 September.
Clarence Siziba, a SECO doctoral candidate at the WTI, has presented a paper at the first of a planned series of conferences on Africa-China relations in Nigeria.
As part of the WTI’s SECO collaboration, WTI Senior Research Fellow Anirudh Shingal delivered a training on assessing the impact of trade agreements at the request of the Malaysian Treasury in Putrajaya on 8-10 December. The training was facilitated by Pierre Sauvé and WTI External Fellow Sufian Jusoh.
Deputy Managing Director of the WTI Prof Manfred Elsig recently returned from Vietnam where he paid a visit to the Foreign Trade University (FTU) in Hanoi, one of the WTI’s partners in the SECO academic cooperation project and taught a four-day course on Global Political Economy.
“The Pacific Alliance in a World of Preferential Trade Agreements - Lessons in Comparative Regionalism” was the title of an international conference held on November 19 and 20 at the Universidad Externado, Bogotá, Colombia. The event was co-hosted by the WTI, Universidad Externado, and SECO project partners Pontifical Catholic University …
A conference on intergenerational justice – the second in the WTI Doctoral Programme Conference Series - took place on 9 October 2015 to discuss different conceptions of intergenerational justice and distilling concrete institutional and policy mechanisms to ensure greater coherence in this area.
For the first time, the WTI has held a policy discussion with the international team of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) as part of a SECO-sponsored academic cooperation project in Vietnam.
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