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What Trump could mean for US foreign policy

How will President Trump shape United States foreign policy, in particular in regard to trade, finance and development aid? Just days before the 45th US president is sworn in, the World Trade Institut ...

18 Jan 2017
NCCR researcher presents at international environmental tax c ...

Dr Kateryna Holzer, a researcher on Work Package 5 - Climate Governance and Trade, participated in the 17th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, held at the University of Groningen, Netherland ...

11 Oct 2016
WTI / NCCR Researchers converge on Geneva for WTO Public Foru ...

WTI / NCCR Trade Regulation researchers to organise a roundtable at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva.

27 Sep 2016
WTI researcher lectures in China

NCCR Trade Regulation researcher Ilaria Espa delivered four lectures at Renmin University of China Law School, Beijing, and Nankai University School of Law, Tianjin, from 12 to 16 September.

20 Sep 2016
Global Series 4: PluriCourts International Conference

The PluriCourts Conference of the University of Oslo, Norway, organised an international conference on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Isolation and Interaction” on ...

31 Aug 2016
NCCR Trade Regulation showcased at WTO workshop in Costa Rica

WTI faculty and researchers took part in the Advanced Workshop of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 20 to 24 June at which NCCR research was highlighted.

01 Jul 2016
Energy reForum conference attracts high-level participants

The WTI-supported conference Energy reForum 16 that took place on 2-3 June in Vilnius brought together some 200 participants from the private sector, government and academia, including from the WTI an ...

07 Jun 2016
WTI takes part in trade and environment workshop

WTI senior researcher Ilaria Espa took part in a workshop on ‘Trade and Environment: Positive Integration in the EU and the WTO’ at Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, on 9-10 May.

17 May 2016
WTI researcher presents at International Conference in Milan

Ilaria Espa took part in the “What Energy Union” international conference at Bocconi University, Milan, on 29-30 April.

03 May 2016
WTI researcher presents at commodities and development meetin ...

Dr Ilaria Espa was a panellist and presented a paper at the eighth session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development held at UNCTAD, Geneva, on 21-22 April.

26 Apr 2016
Overcoming taxation challenges to the world economy

Allison Christians, H. Heward Stikeman Chair in the Law of Taxation at McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, gave a lecture at the WTI on 6 April examining some of the implications of new develo ...

12 Apr 2016
WTI researcher participates in E15 Initiative briefing at WTO ...

Ilaria Espa took part in the E15 general briefing held at the World Trade Organization, Geneva, on 23 February as a member of the E15 task force on Rethinking International Subsidies Disciplines and o ...

23 Feb 2016
Ilaria Espa presents paper at University of Leuven internatio ...

WTI researcher Dr Ilaria Espa participated in the International Conference on Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Democracy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives organised by the Leuven Centre for Globa ...

22 Feb 2016
WTI expert views on CETA presented in Brussels

On 9 December, Pierre Sauvé, the WTI’s Director of External Programmes and Academic Partnerships, testified before the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) in Brussels on the tre ...

16 Dec 2015
WTI Musings on the WTO’s Nairobi Ministerial meeting

Trade ministers from around the world are gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to work on an agreement to liberalise global trade and resolve the Doha round of trade talks.

15 Dec 2015
Prof Elsig visits Foreign Trade University of Vietnam

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 academ ...

08 Dec 2015
NCCR researcher presents at TRAPCA conference

Dr Kateryna Holzer, an NCCR post-doctoral fellow, presented a paper at the 10th annual conference of the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA), held in Arusha, Tanzania, on 19-20 November.

27 Nov 2015
WTI co-hosts Pacific Alliance conference in Bogotá

“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 Exter ...

25 Nov 2015
WTI plays role in inaugural ASEAN Economic Integration Forum

The inaugural ASEAN Economic Integration Forum jointly organised by the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College; the World Trade Institute, University of Bern (WTI); and the Institute of Malaysian ...

24 Nov 2015
WTI managing director discusses WTO Annual Report

The World Trade Organization released its flagship World Trade Report on 26 October in Geneva. Professor Joseph Francois of the WTI acted as discussant.

23 Nov 2015
‘Timely’ lecture examines trade and investment rules' impact ...

Just a few weeks before the Climate Summit (COP21, Paris) and the Tenth WTO Ministerial Meeting in Nairobi, a guest lecture by WTI Senior Researcher Christian Häberli at Warwick University (UK) was we ...

20 Nov 2015
Arun Kumar brings ‘good news’ from US on innovative investmen ...

The World Trade Institute was pleased to host the Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service on 12 November during his visit to Switzerland aimed at supporting and encouraging the deepe ...

 
13 Nov 2015
RIP John H. Jackson

It is with profound sadness that we learnt that John Jackson passed away on 7 November 2015. Professor Jackson was a friend of the institute and a friend of current and past members of the WTI family ...

 
12 Nov 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Sainabou Taal

A former government trade economist in Gambia, Sainabou Taal embarked on the MILE programme in 2011 to further her career in international trade policy development. In this interview she talks about h ...

04 Nov 2015
WTI researchers present at Latin American law conference

WTI researcher/lecturer Rodrigo Polanco and doctoral candidates Carolina Palma and Víctor Saco presented papers at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Latin American Network of International Economic L ...

30 Oct 2015
NCCR researcher Kateryna Holzer presents a paper at ASIL Rese ...

Dr. Kateryna Holzer, an NCCR post-doctoral fellow, presented a paper at the Fifth Annual American Society of International Law (ASIL) Research Forum held at the American University College of Law in W ...

28 Oct 2015
Doctoral conference explores theme of intergenerational justi ...

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 ...

27 Oct 2015
Thomas Cottier addresses Singapore-WTO policy meeting

Professor Thomas Cottier, senior research fellow and former WTI managing director, was invited to speak at the 3rd Singapore WTO Trade Policy Dialogue on 19-20 October on the topic of “The WTO: 20 Yea ...

23 Oct 2015
WTI researcher addresses climate change and agriculture in Af ...

WTI senior researcher Christian Häberli presented his NCCR Trade research on the shortcomings of the present trade and investment regulatory framework at a joint seminar at the School of Law and Busin ...

21 Oct 2015
r4d researchers pay site visit to Ethiopia

WTI researchers on the Employment Project of the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) are conducting a four-day site visit to Ethiopia that includes a workshop and round ...

16 Oct 2015
WTI and Bocconi University stage food security conference

Food Security is the main theme of the World Expo 2015 taking place in Milan until the end of this month. WTI and Milan's Bocconi University picked up the theme at a second joint event they staged in ...

13 Oct 2015
WTI researcher presents on Peru-Agriculture case at WTO

WTI PhD candidate Carolina Palma participated as presenter and legal commentator in a discussion of the Peru-Agriculture case held at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on 29 September. The ...

 
30 Sep 2015
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.

 
25 Sep 2015
Trade rules and the WTO: interview with Prof. Joseph Francois

The University of Bern online magazine Uniaktuell spoke to WTI Managing Director, Joseph Francois, ahead of this year’s World Trade Forum on ‘20 Years of the WTO’, which opens on 25 September. An Engl ...

 
24 Sep 2015
High-ranking Taiwanese delegation visits the WTI

A group of senior civil servants from Taiwan paid a visit to the WTI on 18 September for a one-day training programme on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements negotiation.

 
23 Sep 2015
WTI reaches out to agricultural policy-makers in Vietnam

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 projec ...

16 Sep 2015
The new MILE programme is underway

A new intake of students have arrived at the World Trade Institute to begin the first semester of the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE).

 
15 Sep 2015
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.

 
26 Aug 2015
Warm praise from students for Summer Academy experience

The 2015 Summer Academy on New Frontiers in Trade and Investment Governance, which wrapped up on 7 August, received good marks from participants.

 
11 Aug 2015
Indian Joint Academy goes from strength to strength

A new summer programme in trade law held in Delhi and organised jointly by the WTI and the Centre for WTO Studies of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has tapped into huge interest.

 
04 Aug 2015
WTI faculty advise Kazakhstan over WTO accession

Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) after the General Council approved membership terms on 27 July. The next step is ratification by Astana.

31 Jul 2015
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 exam ...

29 Jul 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Subhashini Abeysinghe

MILE 10 graduate Subhashini Abeysinghe works for private think tank Verité Research in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. A regular commentator on trade issues in Sri Lankan newspapers and on television ...

 
08 Jul 2015
Reaching the end of another MILE

The 15th Master of International Law and Economics programme has come to an official end with a closing ceremony at the WTI on 27 June.

30 Jun 2015
WTI prepares to host 13th Summer Academy

The Summer Academy on International Trade Regulation – five week-long courses on cutting-edge issues in global economic governance – opens its doors to graduate students and practitioners on 6 July. T ...

26 Jun 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Santanu Mukherjee

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme in 2015, we spoke to a graduate of the very first intake. Santanu Mukherjee is a senior attorney with Qua ...

 
19 Jun 2015
Open borders to migrants, urges UN migrants' rights rapporteu ...

François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, called on European countries to accept more refugees and economic migrants in a lecture at the World Trade Institut ...

12 Jun 2015
Second Joint Academy held in Delhi

The Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy run by the WTI and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is taking place for the second time in Delhi ...

04 Jun 2015
A Stocktaking of India’s Trade Policy: Past, Present and Futu ...

A conference on India’s trade policy, past, present and future, jointly organised by the WTI and Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University has taken place in Delhi. It was attended by a ...

28 May 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Ricardo Guilherme

Ricardo Guilherme graduated from the MILE programme ten years ago. After a stint in Geneva he returned to Bern, taking up a legal position at the Universal Postal Union. The native of Brazil says MILE ...

 
22 May 2015
Nanotech materials – the role of liability and insurance

Commercial products containing synthetic nanomaterials may range from safe food additives to potentially explosive products. In some cases the risks to consumers are unclear because of a lack of long ...

19 May 2015
Swiss academia grapples with commodities and trade

On 21 April, a group of scholars and stakeholders discussed research gaps in the field of commodities and trade at an academic workshop. The event was co-hosted by the Centre for Development and Envir ...

05 May 2015
Is food security an issue for Switzerland?

Around the world the resources for agricultural production – soil, water, biodiversity - are under pressure as the population increases and climate change affects the poorest countries where a high pe ...

01 May 2015
WTI-organised conference to examine achievements of the Pacif ...

PhD candidate and WTI/SECO researcher Rodrigo Polanco is organising a conference with WTI Director of External Programmes Pierre Sauvé on the achievements of the Pacific Alliance that came into being ...

24 Apr 2015
Doctoral students show a heart for sick kids

The WTI doctoral school has distributed toys to two organisations in western Switzerland providing support to children with neurodevelopmental disorders. A third delivery is destined for a foundation ...

 
17 Apr 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Jian Guan

Since completing the MILE programme in 2012, lawyer Jian Guan has specialised in international trade law in China and is carving out a role as an expert in this area. While practising law in Beijing h ...

 
08 Apr 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Wase Musonge

Wase Musonge, a graduate of MILE 10, moved to Geneva from Cameroon in 2001 and has spent more than a decade focused on development issues through her work as a Programme Officer at the South Centre. D ...

 
27 Mar 2015
WTI to host commodities and trade workshop

A workshop will take place at the WTI on 21 April on research gaps in the field of commodities and trade. The University of Bern Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the Institute for Busi ...

24 Mar 2015
New handbook maps changing landscape of labour mobility

An authoritative new reference book on international labour migration, co-edited by Marion Panizzon and Elisa Fornalé of the WTI and Gottfried Zürcher, formerly of the Directorate for Migration Policy ...

24 Mar 2015
Sun, snow and sport - the MILE 15 ski trip

A highlight of the second term of every MILE year is the few days spent enjoying winter sports and generally chilling out in the Swiss mountains. Jin Glover reports on the 2015 trip.

 
18 Mar 2015
WTI PhD researcher appointed full-time professor

Victor Saco, a PhD candidate at the World Trade Institute, this month takes up a full professorship at the law faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Victor’s studies were spo ...

06 Mar 2015
A MILE weekly course participant reports on his experience

Retired US lawyer Patrick Mears, who lives in Germany and is teaching a world trade law class, recently visited the WTI and attended a MILE programme weekly course. The following report was published ...

 
18 Feb 2015
MILE Alumni Profile: Iryna Polovets

MILE 12 graduate Iryna Polovets works as a dispute settlement lawyer at the WTO and at the same time is studying for a PhD at the WTI. She talks here about her professional journey from Odessa to Gene ...

17 Feb 2015
WTI-sponsored International Moot Court Competition held in Gu ...

The International Moot Court Competition at Gujarat National Law University, India, has taken place for the seventh year running with WTI support.

10 Feb 2015
Week-long migration event hosted with McGill University

The WTI is co-presenting a conference and seminar series on migration issues at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, from 16 to 20 February.

04 Feb 2015
Book your place on the 13th WTI Summer Academy!

Applications are now being accepted for the 13th annual Summer Academy on ‘New Frontiers in Trade and Investment Governance’, to be held at the World Trade Institute from 6 July to 7 August 2015.

27 Jan 2015
WTI researcher presents at international government procureme ...

WTI senior researcher and faculty member Anirudh Shingal presented the case of India at a recent conference on the internationalisation of government procurement regulation at the European University ...

20 Jan 2015
WTI faculty address trade and investment governance in India

On 9-11 January 2015, WTI faculty members Arthur Appleton (Appleton Luff) and Pierre Sauvé (WTI Director of External Programmes and Academic Partnerships) took part in the World Congress on Internatio ...

14 Jan 2015
From Bern to Brussels: a MILE student on the road to success

Lester-Jon Naidoo, who completed the MILE 14 programme, went straight from Bern to Brussels, where he works as a legal advisor for EU Regulatory and Trade Law Specialists, Grayston & Company law firm ...

 
09 Jan 2015
New WTI book on investor-State arbitration

Edited by Shaheeza Lalani and Rodrigo Polanco, The Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration is a collection of contributions from lawyers, arbitrators, economists and political scientists on th ...

 
07 Jan 2015
New MILE modules for the new year

Beginning on 5 January 2015, Term 2 of the Master of International Law and Economics programme will include one new and one reworked module.

 
30 Dec 2014
A memorable WTI visit to the children’s hospital in Bern

Professor Thomas Cottier and WTI staff from Canada, Peru, Chile, Switzerland, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Germany and Romania visited the Bern University Hospital children’s clinic on 18 December to distribute ...

 
23 Dec 2014
Third WTI course taught in Brazil

Arthur Appleton of the WTI and Jan Bohanes of the Advisory Centre on WTO Law have just returned from a week in Brasilia where they co-taught a WTI course on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for B ...

16 Dec 2014
WTI co-hosts international investment agreements workshop

The I3: International Investment Initiative of the WTI co-hosted a very successful workshop on "The Political economy of International Investment Agreements", with the German Development Institute (De ...

 
12 Dec 2014
Former PhD doctoral candidate takes up senior lecturer post

Malebakeng Forere, who completed her doctorate last year within the SECO-WTI academic cooperation programme and returned to her native South Africa, took up a post as senior lecturer in law at the sta ...

 
05 Dec 2014
Food Security: Mapping Risks, Building Resilience

WTI senior researcher Christian Häberli was invited to present his views at the annual Food Security conference at Chatham House in London on 1-2 December.

03 Dec 2014
WTI elves spread Christmas cheer

A group of WTI staff and researchers will be visiting the children’s hospital in Bern on 18 December to perform a sketch and sing Christmas carols.

03 Dec 2014
Doctoral student awarded van Calker Scholarship

Lucia Satragno, a doctoral student under the supervision of Professor Thomas Cottier, has been awarded the prestigious van Calker Scholarship to conduct research in international monetary law at The S ...

26 Nov 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: Agnė Sovaitė

MILE 11 graduate Agnė Sovaitė works for a law firm in Lithuania where she deals mainly with issues of European Union and local law. As Lithuania’s economy develops she is also required to give advice ...

21 Nov 2014
WTI researchers present papers at US law conference

A group of World Trade Institute researchers participated in the American Society of International Law (ASIL) International Economic Law Interest group (IEcLIG) 2014 Biennial Research conference in De ...

19 Nov 2014
Manfred Elsig addresses Europa Forum

The explosion in the number of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) since 1990, and the leading role of European countries in this trend, was a subject addressed this week by WTI Deputy Managing Direc ...

14 Nov 2014
WTI researcher to take part in EU migration meeting

Rosa Maria Losada, a research fellow and PhD candidate at the WTI, has been invited to participate in a meeting of the European Union-funded regional project on migration in the Euro-Mediterranean are ...

12 Nov 2014
WTI, Externado University agree on cooperation

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is pleased to announce its intention to promote academic and research cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the Externado University of Colombia under a Memorandum of ...

 
07 Nov 2014
Facing up to the challenges of climate-driven migration

From flooding in Bangladesh to drought in Kenya: in many parts of the world climate change is accelerating, destroying environments and prompting migratory flows. States are waking up to the challenge ...

 
31 Oct 2014
WTI co-hosts international conference with SECO partners in J ...

In partnership with the Universitas Pelita Harapan (Jakarta) and the Foreign Trade University (Hanoi), several current researchers and alumni from the World Trade Institute and the NCCR Trade took pa ...

28 Oct 2014
High-level Vietnamese delegation visits WTI

A delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance visited the WTI on 21 October during a week-long working visit to Switzerland.

 
22 Oct 2014
Christian Häberli addresses food security conference

How can the world feed its population – expected to grow to over eight billion over the next 20 years – when one person in eight is already experiencing hunger? The Academia Engelberg Dialogue on Scie ...

22 Oct 2014
WTI presence at World Investment Forum

There was a strong WTI presence at the biennial World Investment Forum held from 13 to 16 October in Geneva. The high-level event brings together different stakeholders to debate investment-related ch ...

 
21 Oct 2014
“The WTI offers us a different perspective”

The WTI has in recent months strengthened cooperation with Indian institutions and launched a new international trade law course in New Delhi. Partly as a result of this increased visibility, no fewer ...

 
17 Oct 2014
PhD Candidate presents food security paper at Granada confere ...

Carolina Palma, a trade lawyer and professor from Costa Rica who is doing her PhD at the World Trade Institute, presented a paper on multilevel governance of food security at an international conferen ...

 
15 Oct 2014
Doctoral Programme stages annual retreat

Resident and non-resident PhD candidates have just returned from a two-day retreat, hosted by the MSB Montreux School of Business at Territet on Lake Geneva. The annual event provides an opportunity f ...

 
14 Oct 2014
Geneva alumni turn out in number for a social event

Around 70 alumni and current students on the MILE programme, along with WTI staff and faculty members, attended a social gathering in Geneva on 3 October – the main alumni event of the year.

07 Oct 2014
Green electricity and the international trade challenges

This year’s World Trade Forum, which ran from 26 to 27 September 2014 at the WTI, took as its theme “International Trade in Electricity and the Greening Economy”.

30 Sep 2014
The WTI continues and extends its cooperation with Brazilian ...

Arthur Appleton and Christian Häberli, World Trade Institute faculty members, have delivered WTI’s second course in Brasilia - a Tailor-Made Training Course on the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements with Spec ...

29 Sep 2014
The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs – a new World Trade Forum ...

A new volume in the World Trade Forum series has just been published by Cambridge University Press. “The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs”, is co-edited by Professor Thomas Cottier of the World Trade I ...

26 Sep 2014
WTI I3 director takes part in African investment panel

On 19 September, Stephen Gelb, Director of I3: International Investment Initiative at WTI, participated in a panel in Geneva on the topic of “Catalysing investment for transformative growth in Africa” ...

 
24 Sep 2014
New MILE intake welcomed to Bern

The new Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme is underway, with 28 students enrolled from 20 different countries. Classes began on the morning of 15 September with a two-day Histo ...

16 Sep 2014
WTI hosts first Global Negotiation Conference

The inaugural Global Negotiation Conference took place on 3-5 September 2014 at the World Trade Institute. Twelve teams took part in a series of presentations on negotiation and climate change as well ...

 
09 Sep 2014
University of Bern opens its doors for Science Night

The World Trade Institute presented its work during Science Night, an interactive celebration of knowledge held by the University of Bern on 6 September from 4-12pm.

 
03 Sep 2014
Third IP Summer Programme staged in Hong Kong

This year‘s successful two-week Summer Programme on International Intellectual Property concluded on 8 August. Taking place at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre in the middle of Hong Kong’s financial distr ...

15 Aug 2014
A MILE Ahead for Fifteen Years

Faculty and staff at the World Trade Institute are preparing to welcome 30 students to the 15th year of the MILE programme. This year, there will be a stronger emphasis on the economics of trade, but ...

13 Aug 2014
Doctoral choir sings for the local community

The WTI’s doctoral students proved they had more than one string to their bow when they gave a concert at the retirement home in Zollikofen, near Bern, in the middle of July.

 
23 Jul 2014
Successful SIEL global conference ends

The three-day conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) hosted by the World Trade Institute has drawn to a close with the final keynote address and the SIEL annual general meeting ...

12 Jul 2014
WTI study reveals impact on Switzerland of planned EU-US mega ...

The World Trade Institute (WTI) has analysed the possible impact a trade and investment agreement between the EU and the USA would have on the Swiss economy and on Switzerland’s trade relations.

10 Jul 2014
The WTI hosts SIEL global conference

The biennial conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is underway at the University of Bern, bringing together scholars and practitioners in the field.

10 Jul 2014
MILE 14 draws to a close with Moot Court

The closing ceremony for this year’s Master in International Law and Economics (MILE) programme took place at the WTI on 28 June, wrapping up nine months of studies.

01 Jul 2014
Visiting Fellows: Dr. Sofia Boza

Dr. Sofia Boza of the University of Chile has returned to the WTI where she spent several months in 2013 finding out more about the legal aspects of agriculture policy and trade issues as a researcher ...

 
27 Jun 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: Arpit Bhutani

MILE 12 graduate Arpit Bhutani has been involved with the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) since its conception and now serves as an UNFSS observer in India. He is passionate a ...

24 Jun 2014
Focus on Research: Governing New Technologies

Who regulates the internet? At the recent NETmundial conference, organised by Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff in cooperation with the president of ICANN Fadi Chehadé, participants grappled wit ...

18 Jun 2014
First Joint Academy held in New Delhi

The first Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy run by the WTI and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is underway in New Delhi. The four-wee ...

06 Jun 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: The view from Brussels

Thomas Tzieropoulos, Elena Vyboldina and Mate Kander all found their way to Brussels after completing the MILE programme. In this joint interview they talk about the work they do there, and how they e ...

03 Jun 2014
Former WTI researcher heads new Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Comm ...

Ana Grujovic, a former visiting researcher at WTI, has been named as executive of the newly formed Swiss-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SSCC), based in Belgrade.

 
27 May 2014
Linking up with WTI alumni

The WTI has developed a new strategy for an alumni network, linking graduates with each other and with the institute. Key aspects of this will be new regional groups and a mentoring programme.

23 May 2014
Geneva symposium considers post-Bali perspectives

The future of the multilateral trading system following the WTO Bali Ministerial Conference was the subject of a successful symposium held on 9 May in Geneva.

16 May 2014
WTI delivers training to Palestinian government and business ...

Under a programme financed by the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and in cooperation with the Ministry of National Economy (MONE) of Palestine, the World Trade Institute (WTI) has just complete ...

13 May 2014
Spotlight turned on migrants’ rights in the labour market

The World Trade Institute (WTI) hosted a day-long event on 28 April focusing on the rights of migrants with regard to labour, and looking at the specific case of Switzerland.

30 Apr 2014
Liberalising Trade in Services Through Preferential Trade Agr ...

Services account for three quarters of GDP in many countries but less than a quarter of global trade owing to trade barriers. A new book co-edited by Pierre Sauvé and Anirudh Shingal of the WTI assess ...

29 Apr 2014
WTI event examines rights of migrants in the labour market

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is hosting a special day-long event on 28 April focusing on the rights of migrants with regard to labour, and looking at the specific case of Switzerland.

22 Apr 2014
WTI forges closer cooperation with Indian Institute of Foreig ...

The World Trade Institute (WTI) and the Centre for WTO Studies (CWS) of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade have signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding setting up a joint educational venture.

16 Apr 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: Javier Gutierrez

MILE 12 graduate Javier Gutierrez has a background in economics and trade law and worked for a time at the WTO in Geneva. A native of El Salvador, he is now back in Central America and working in an a ...

15 Apr 2014
The role and rule of law in Asian integration

The ASEAN Charter adopted in 2007 established the legal and institutional framework of the political and economic organisation. In response, the Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National Univ ...

09 Apr 2014
Making space for kids is child’s play at the WTI

With events organised throughout the year for children of researchers and staff, WTI is cultivating an image as a child-friendly employer.

 
08 Apr 2014
WTI participates in Sustainable University Day

On 28 March the University of Bern is hosting the first Swiss Sustainable University Day, an event organised by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. As part of WTI’s cooperation with the Centre f ...

28 Mar 2014
PhD Profile: The draw of interdisciplinary research

Clarence Siziba from Zimbabwe has recently arrived in Bern on a scholarship awarded under the academic partnership between the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade I ...

28 Mar 2014
Joint Academy in New Delhi launches call for applications

The World Trade Institute and the Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, are pleased to announce the launch of the 1st WTI –CWS Joint Academy on International Trade Law and Policy ...

25 Mar 2014
On the rise: the growth of services value chains in Latin Ame ...

A new publication sponsored by the academic cooperation project of WTI and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) explores the recent growth of services value chains in Latin America ...

14 Mar 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: Darius Rao

Darius Rao, a graduate of MILE 11, has carved out a career in international trade policy after earlier focusing on refugee law. The policy advisor with a not-for-profit organisation in Geneva tells us ...

11 Mar 2014
Former WTI research fellow honoured for doctoral thesis

Marina Foltea, a former MILE student who went on to do her PhD under Professor Thomas Cottier, recently won a Swiss academic prize for her doctoral thesis. In this interview, the former trade lawyer w ...

04 Mar 2014
WTI sponsors Gujarat International Moot Court Competition

Continuing a recent tradition, the WTI supported this year’s Gujarat International Moot Court, held from 5 to 9 February 2014 in Gandhinagar, India. The winning team was invited to attend WTI’s Summer ...

28 Feb 2014
Counting the cost of the Swiss vote to tighten immigration

On 9 February 2014 Switzerland approved by a wafer-thin majority a rightwing initiative to impose quotas on European Union citizens coming to work in the country. The result not only involves a change ...

26 Feb 2014
WTI opens its doors to non-resident doctoral candidates

The World Trade Institute (WTI) welcomed Professor Thomas Cottier’s non-resident doctoral students in law to its Annual Doctoral Seminar in Bern on 21 and 22 February where 12 candidates delivered 45- ...

25 Feb 2014
New Faces at the WTI

2014 promises to be a year of change and challenge at the World Trade Institute. The third and final phase of the NCCR research project is underway and new staff and researchers are joining the team.

11 Feb 2014
Food Security after Bali

Agriculture and food security issues threatened to stymie progress in drafting multilateral trade rules at the Ninth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali last December. Agreem ...

05 Feb 2014
Connecting to Global Markets: Challenges and Opportunities

In recent decades, trade flows have become increasingly global, with developing countries and emerging economies playing an ever-expanding role. However, these countries, and particularly the poorest ...

05 Feb 2014
MILE Alumni Profile: Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown, a graduate of MILE 9, says the course gave her a greater understanding of international trade issues that is now proving very useful in her legal career. Michelle recently won a case t ...

 
04 Feb 2014
Focus on research: Trade Governance

In the third phase of the NCCR Trade Regulation research continues within Work Package 1 into trade governance issues, including the spread of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). Government policies ...

28 Jan 2014
WTI signs cooperation agreement with CDE

The World Trade Institute has entered into partnership with the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) - like WTI an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Bern.

28 Jan 2014
A passage to India – with a focus on cooperation

WTI Managing Director Thomas Cottier has returned from a one-week visit to India. From 12-18 January Professor Cottier took part in high-level discussions in Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

18 Jan 2014
MILE students put their skiing skills to the test

MILEs are back to the real world digging deep into Non-Discrimination with Gabrielle Marceau (WTO) and Lothar Ehring (European Commission) after having spent a splendid weekend in the Bernese mountain ...

15 Jan 2014
Study assesses development impact of Swiss DTAs

World Trade Institute (WTI) researchers Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi and Sathi Meyer‐Nandi have produced a study on Swiss policy regarding double taxation agreements (DTAs) with developing countries.

14 Jan 2014
“COFIT was a great discovery"

The World Trade Institute has a new researcher in the form of Ilaria Espa who has recently joined the Institute after completing a PhD in International Law and Economics in Milan. Ilaria will spend th ...

18 Dec 2013
The nanotech challenge: bringing law into line with technolog ...

New technologies pose problems when it comes to regulation. What was true of the invention of railways in the 19th century is equally true of nanotechnology in the 21st. The law has to play catch-up.

13 Dec 2013
Conference Grapples with Complex Issue of Internet Governance

The launch of the internet sparked a revolution in the way we communicate. But as it has developed, questions as to how it is governed at the global level have become more insistent.

10 Dec 2013
WTI steps up cooperation with Vietnam

World Trade Institute (WTI) faculty members have been paying regular visits to Hanoi under an academic cooperation project with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

29 Nov 2013
MILE alumni get together in Geneva

As the year draws to a close it’s time again for the World Trade Institute’s annual MILE Alumni Aperitif event, where graduates come together to exchange news over wine and snacks.

27 Nov 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

Ratnakar Adhikari, a graduate of MILE 2, has recently been appointed Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a programme supporting least developed countries to be more active i ...

 
22 Nov 2013
WTI Delivers Training to the Russian Region of Samara

The government of Samara Region, in Russia’s industrial heartland, has developed an action plan for change in the wake of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2012.

11 Nov 2013
Examining the Role of the State in Investor-State Arbitration

The World Trade Institute’s first-ever Doctoral Programme Conference, held on 8 November, took as its theme the concept of the “State” in the controversial area of investor-State arbitration.

 
08 Nov 2013
E-Book - Asian views of the upcoming WTO Ministerial Conferen ...

The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

07 Nov 2013
MILE 14: Student Profile

Maria Moreno from Bogota, Colombia, finds time in her packed schedule of lectures and study to talk about life as a MILE 14 participant.

 
05 Nov 2013
WTI assists in delivering training across Pakistan

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is providing support to Pakistan as it prepares to update and implement a roadmap on the export of services. Three one-day training sessions relating to services trade ...

22 Oct 2013
High-level WTI participation in WTO Public Forum

The World Trade Organization (WTO) hosted its three-day Public Forum earlier this month with the focus on trade and innovation. WTI was represented by faculty members Thomas Cottier, Anirudh Shingal, ...

15 Oct 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

Ravi Soopramanien describes his career path from the MILE programme to the WTO – via Brussels and Tunis - and shares the key things he learned on the way.

 
14 Oct 2013
PhD Profile:Transferring knowledge from Bern to KwaZulu-Natal

Malebakeng Forere has just completed her doctorate under the academic partnership between the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade Institute. Before returning to Sou ...

 
07 Oct 2013
Taking stock of preferential trade agreements

The world has witnessed a sharp rise in bilateral and regional initiatives to regulate trade and investment relations in the past 10 years. New preferential deals between leading economies have been a ...

27 Sep 2013
WTI Delivers First Tailor-Made Course to Brazilian Government

Christian Häberli and Arthur Appleton, faculty members at the World Trade Institute, have delivered WTI’s first programme in Brazil, a “Training Course on Dispute Settlement for State Attorneys in Bra ...

16 Sep 2013
Starting out on the next MILE

WTI’s Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) programme for 2013-2014 began on 9 September with 27 participants from 18 countries enrolled. Welcome to all our new students!

13 Sep 2013
International Accreditation for PITAD Trade Policy Curriculum

The WTI hosted a meeting in Bern on 3 September 2013 to mark its accreditation for graduate-level training modules developed by the Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD). The event was a ...

09 Sep 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

Fernando Pierola explains his role at the Advisory Centre on WTO Law and shares how the MILE Programme helped prepare him for the position.

02 Sep 2013
WTI/CUHK Summer Programme on International Intellectual Prope ...

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 ...

30 Jul 2013
WTI Faculty Member Discusses Service Sector Reforms in ASEAN

On 18 July 2013, Pierre Sauvé, a faculty member at the WTI and the Institute’s Director of External Programs and Academic Partnerships, gave a presentation on "Services Trade and the ASEAN Economic Co ...

22 Jul 2013
Thirteenth Year of MILE Programme Culminates in Moot Court Ca ...

Wrapping up a rigorous year combining studies in law, economics and the political economy of global commercial relations, 34 MILE students from some 21 countries participated in the annual MILE Moot C ...

17 Jul 2013
Life Post-PhD: An Alumni Profile

Professor Matthias Oesch shares his experiences as a PhD student at the WTI / IEW and offers advice to potential candidates of the new doctoral programme*.

15 Jul 2013
WTI Experts Offer Advice to the New WTO Director General

On 28 June, 2013, a hand-picked group of ambassadors, senior members of the WTO Secretariat, as well as leading private and public-sector stakeholders met at WTO headquarters in Geneva to ‘bluesky,’.i ...

02 Jul 2013
Presentation by Prof. Cottier at The Associated Chambers of C ...

The World Trade Institute was honoured to be the Knowledge Partner of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) of India’s National Council on WTO’s International Conference on “Oppo ...

13 Jun 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

An Opportunity for Building One's Professional Network: The MILE Experience According to Alumnus Vitaliy Pogoretskyy

 
10 Jun 2013
New Master’s Programme in International Trade Policy and Law ...

The Foreign Trade University (FTU) today held the opening ceremony of its new Master’s programme on International Trade Policy and Law (MITPL) in the framework of a four year academic cooperation proj ...

22 May 2013
MILE Professor Andrew T. Guzmán Addresses Global Governance ...

On 9 May 2013, Andrew T. Guzmán, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, International and Graduate Programmes at Berkeley Law, University of California and a faculty member of the MILE Programme, held a ...

 
21 May 2013
Extracting and Trading Copper: A Swiss Company’s Practices un ...

Company taxation, the disputed role of transfer pricing within the extractive industry and related aspects of development are the central topics of the film "Stealing Africa". In a recent event at a l ...

20 May 2013
Call for Papers - The Role of the State in Investor-State Arb ...

The conference on 8 November 2013 will discuss and research the development of the concept of the “State” in the field of Investor-State Arbitration

 
19 May 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

From Lima to Hong Kong: MILE Alumni Manolo Delgado shares how the MILE Programme gave him the foundation he needed to head a purchasing office spanning 12 different countries.

 
13 May 2013
Offshore Services: an Industry to Watch in Latin America

Professor Nanno Mulder of the University of Chile highlights the book he will launch in conjunction with the SECO / WTI Academic Cooperation Project.

06 May 2013
The Right to Food for All

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, visited the WTI on 11 April 2013 to hold a stakeholder workshop with researchers from the Institute, as well as from the Ce ...

29 Apr 2013
WTI Experts Provide Training on Trade Negotiation Techniques ...

From 15-17 April 2013, Christian Häberli, Senior Research Fellow NCCR Trade Regulation at the WTI and Sufian Jusoh, WTI Lead Consultant in Malaysia, conducted a workshop on trade negotiation technique ...

23 Apr 2013
WTI Awards Accreditation for Curriculum Developed by PITAD

The WTI recently concluded an important aspect of its capacity building support of the Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development (PITAD) by awarding accreditation to graduate-level training modules.

22 Apr 2013
A Fruitful Discussion on Agricultural Trade in Chile

Dr Sofia Boza, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Chile and a visiting fellow at the WTI, sheds light on her goals as an academic and as a researcher involved i ...

 
16 Apr 2013
An Appeal to the World Trade Organization’s Next Director Gen ...

In April 2013, two members of the European University Institute’s Global Governance Programme posted the link to an e-book and initiated an online discussion about what the World Trade Organization (W ...

15 Apr 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

Valéria Guimarães de Lima e Silva, a Global Research Fellow at the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU, shares her experiences as a MILE student.

08 Apr 2013
WTI Contributes to Transforming Investment in Southeast Asia

From 19-21 March 2013, the World Trade Institute managed two major events in Malaysia under the theme, “Transforming Investment in ASEAN through ACIA” to discuss and promote the ASEAN Comprehensive In ...

04 Apr 2013
WTI Contributes to EU Parliament Committee on International T ...

On 15 February 2013, the European Commission announced that it would ask the European Council for a mandate to participate to negotiations on a plurilateral agreement in services.

02 Apr 2013
World Trade Institute Connects with Swiss ERI Network

‘Creating connectivity in the area of science and education’ was the purpose of an event held at the World Trade Institute (WTI) on 25 March 2013 for 30 delegates of the Swiss Education, Research and ...

02 Apr 2013
MILE Scholarships for Nigerian Students

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) sponsors four scholarships for the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Programme.

02 Apr 2013
WTI Training Programme Helps Strengthen Institutional Capacit ...

One of the World Trade Institute’s most recent external training programmes was recently featured in the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) 2012 annual report.

26 Mar 2013
Building Trade Relations and Governance in Africa

Academics from the World Trade Institute presented a variety of papers addressing Africa’s economic integration at the Second African International Economic Law Network Conference. The event marked a ...

19 Mar 2013
A Policy Debate: The Multilateral Trading System and the WTO

On 28 February and 1 March 2013, Professor Manfred Elsig, Dr. Jappe Eckhardt and Maura Iliuteanu of the World Trade Institute (WTI) participated in a meeting involving high-level experts on the “Funct ...

12 Mar 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

PhD candidate, Maria Anna Corvaglia, shares her thoughts on how completing the MILE Programme helped her further her academic career.

 
11 Mar 2013
A Three-Day MILE Experience inside the World Trade Organizati ...

From 25-27 February, the World Trade Organization (WTO) opened its doors to the MILE 13 class during the WTI’s annual excursion to Geneva.

05 Mar 2013
New Structure for World Trade Institute’s Management Team

The WTI is in its 14th year since its inception in 1999. Starting with its flagship programme, the Master in International Law and Economics (MILE), the Institute gradually expanded and became the hos ...

26 Feb 2013
WTI sponsors the fifth International Moot Court Competition a ...

The World Trade Institute is a partner and sponsor of the Gujarat International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) as in previous years. The Annual Competition ...

16 Feb 2013
Combatting Climate Change: A Proposal for Governing a Market- ...

32 industrialised countries renewed their commitment to the Kyoto Protocol at the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in December 2012 in Doha, Qatar.

05 Feb 2013
A MILE Ahead: Alumni Profile

Anirudh Shingal recalls his experiences as a MILE student and shares how the Programme helped him kick-start his career.

04 Feb 2013
The GPA, Transparency Requirements and the Fight Against Bid- ...

On 11 January 2013, the World Trade Institute and the NCCR Trade Regulation offered an open forum for representatives of the Swiss procurement profession.

22 Jan 2013
From South Africa to Switzerland: Engaging in Foreign Direct ...

University of Johannesburg Professor Stephen Gelb shares his thoughts about joining the WTI in January 2013

 
03 Dec 2012
WTI and Maastricht agree to deepen their academic cooperation

The Institute for Globalization and International Regulation (IGIR) at the Maastricht University Law Faculty and the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern are pleased to announce the s ...

20 Nov 2012
Strong Swiss franc may not be that bad for Swiss exporters

A recent study by WTI researcher Anirudh Shingal and two co-authors concentrated on the impact of exchange rate changes on the prices of intermediate imports and their role in the price-setting behavi ...

29 Oct 2012
Regulating services in a globalised context

The WTI and the Trade Department of the World Bank jointly organized a panel on services regulation at the recent WTO Public Forum. The Panel joined academics and practitioners for a highly interactiv ...

08 Oct 2012
The WTO: Staying Alive – The Quest for Coherence in Challengi ...

The World Trade Institute and CIGI (Centre for International Governance Innovation) jointly organised a panel at the WTO Public Forum. It brought together researchers and WTO Ambassadors. The debate f ...

01 Oct 2012
Swiss agriculture policy at a crossroads

A discussion in the press on how to distribute payments to Swiss farmers in the future.

06 Sep 2012
How can trade help save water resources?

Researchers from Work Package 5 on Trade and Climate Change, in co-operation with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), held a panel on trade, food security and susta ...

03 Sep 2012
NCCR Trade Regulation/WTI was well represented at the SIEL Co ...

Researchers of the Work Packages 1, 2 and 4 presented their papers at this year's SIEL Conference in Singapore.

21 Jul 2012
Thomas Cottier’s visit to Taiwan

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Taiwan’s accession to the WTO, a conference upheld the multilateral principle which is of specific relevance to the country: the WTO is the only internationa ...

26 Jun 2012
WTI in Rio+20

Baris Karapinar, co-leader of the NCCR’s work package on climate change and trade, will attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), better known as Rio+20

 
18 Jun 2012
Debating the food security question

Panellists emphasized the difficult issue of rich countries’ export subsidies on agricultural goods. The discussion followed a special screening of the film “Hunger in a World of Plenty”, which examin ...

12 Jun 2012
Water under globalisation pressure? A NCCR researchers’ semin ...

NCCR Trade Regulation researchers Baris Karapinar, Fitzgerald Temmerman and Kateryna Holzer are participating in this year’s World Water Week, held in Stockholm from 26–31 August. World Water Week is ...

04 Jun 2012
Speech before the EU parliament about WTO's institutional cri ...

WTI Deputy Managing Director and Director of Studies Pierre Sauvé addressed the issue of the WTO’s institutional crisis at a workshop on "The Future of the WTO and the International Trading System" or ...

08 May 2012
Food security worldwide: Discussion on Swiss TV

Philipp Aerni, researcher at the World Trade Institute and NCCR Trade Regulation discussed options to feed the world, in a special full-length discussion programme aired on Swiss television.

 
29 Apr 2012
Dispute Settlement in a Nutshell

Christian Häberli from the World Trade Institute and NCCR Trade Regulation has been involved in fifteen WTO dispute settlement cases as a panelist. At the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Indu ...

16 Apr 2012
Towards a common European treaty practise in investment law

The WTI’s International Investment Initiative (I3) and NCCR promote discussion on the New European Investment Policy in Brugges

19 Mar 2012
EU supports training of Pakistani officials in trade in agric ...

Two days training course to build the capacity of government officers of federal ministries, implementing agencies, provincial departments and research organisations regarding trade in agriculture was ...

07 Mar 2012
World Trade Institute and SECO: Two new partners in joint wor ...

SECO funds the creation of two further regional knowledge hubs on trade regulation and policy with an additional 1 million CHF grant to strengthen institutional, research and teaching capacity in Indo ...

06 Mar 2012
Environmental Governance: linking scholarship and practice

In the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, the workshop on international environmental governance, held at the World Trade Institute, started a dialogue between academics a ...

05 Mar 2012
MILE Scholarships for Nigerian Students

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) sponsors four scholarships for the Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Programme.

 
06 Feb 2012
Society of International Economic Law's conference well atten ...

Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas (Senior Research Fellow), Maria Anna Corvaglia (Doctoral Research Fellow, nccr Trade Regulation, MILE 9), Vladimir Talanov (MILE 11) and Arpit Bhutani (MILE 12) took part in the f ...

02 Feb 2012
Additional rules of the game to ensure animal variety

Michelangelo Temmerman has become an expert in the legal studies of a relatively young field, the role of patent rights in biotechnology. Based on his PhD thesis, the book “Intellectual Property and B ...

 
10 Jan 2012
Book Launch during the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC 8)

As a side event of the WTO Ministerial, the book launch of "The Prospects of International Trade Regulation" took place in Geneva on 15 December 2011.

15 Dec 2011
Presentation "Film Amicorum Thomas Cottier"

This evening, Thomas Cottier received the film that friends and former colleagues produced on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The "Film Amicorum" accompanies Thomas Cottier's path through his profe ...

25 Nov 2011
10th anniversary of China’s accession to the WTO

Thomas Cottier gave a key note speech at the conference “China in the WTO at Ten” in Xi’an, China on 4 November 2011.

07 Nov 2011
Doctoral Conference on Migration 4.-5. November 2011, Soloth ...

Organised by the Centre for Legal Studies in Migration, Lisa Salcedo Pfeiffer and Charlotte Sieber-Gasser contributed to the first doctoral conference on migration in Switzerland. The conference inclu ...

07 Nov 2011
Upcoming WTI / UNITAR e-Learning Courses (starting on 3 Octob ...

The four to six week long courses are designed specifically for officials and professionals wishing to deepen their knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge areas of international trade in a flexib ...

 
27 Sep 2011
Book Launch: Governing the World Trade Organization: Past, Pr ...

As a side event of the WTO Public Forum, the book launch takes place in Geneva.

20 Sep 2011
Medienmitteilung: Wechselwirkungen zwischen Migration, Handel ...

Heute geht in Bern ein Treffen zu Ende, an dem Regierungsvertreter sowie Expertinnen und Experten aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft aus aller Welt über die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Handel, Migration un ...

15 Sep 2011
UNCTAD and WTI promote cooperative relationship in investment

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and The World Trade Institute (WTI) have agreed to work together to foster better understanding of cutting-edge issues in international ...

30 Aug 2011
Interview with NCCR PhD student Lisa Salcedo

In the run-up to the University of Bern's Researchers' Night on 23 September 2011, its online newspaper "unilink" portrays various researchers. NCCR Trade Regulation (WP5) PhD student Lisa Salcedo was ...

 
09 Aug 2011
MILE alumni in the news

Interview with Symone Betton (MILE 10), Minister/Counsellor at the Embassy of Jamaica in Brussels on the Caribbean perspective of the reform of the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences ( ...

 
25 Jul 2011
WTI, PITAD and ITC jointly organise training modules

The Trade Related Technical Assistance (TRTA-II) Programme aims at modernising the Pakistan Institute of Trade and Development’s Specialised Training Programme (STP). The STP is a nine month programme ...

25 Jul 2011
Investment, trade in services and competition in Central Amer ...

Pierre Sauvé and Roberto Echandi from the WTI/NCCR Trade Regulation taught at the third module of the Regional Economic Integration Program which was held from 6 to 11 June at INCAE Business School c ...

16 Jun 2011
Successful launch of WTI’s co-operation with the Faculty of A ...

The first of a series of training workshops for agricultural trade officials and other stakeholders in the agri-food chain from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay was held at the Faculty of Agronom ...

06 Jun 2011
Vacancy: Communications Officer World Trade Institute, Univer ...

The World Trade Institute (WTI) and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Trade Regulation are currently seeking a well-qualified candidate for the position of Communications Officer. T ...

 
01 Jun 2011
African IEL Network Conference, 5-6 May 2011, Johannesburg

Roberto Echandi and Charlotte Sieber-Gasser attended the first African IEL Network Conference in Johannesburg, hosted and organised by the Mandela Institute, University of Witwatersrand.

19 May 2011
NCCR research in services trade presented at the Asian Develo ...

Pierre Sauvé and Anirudh Shingal co-authored a paper on the preferential liberalization of services trade, forthcoming in the Journal of World Trade. Anirudh presented results from this work at a Conf ...

17 May 2011
Manuel Oechslin awarded the Austin Robinson Memorial Prize

Prof. Manuel Oechslin, WTI, University of Bern, was awarded the Austin Robinson Memorial Prize for his paper "Government Revenues and Economic Growth in Weakly Institutionalised States", published in ...

27 Apr 2011
Presentation of a Study on Cross-Border Supply of Business Se ...

NCCR/WTI researchers Panagiotis Delimatsis and Pierre Sauvé teamed up to conduct a study for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) on “The Cross-Border Supply of Business Services by ...

07 Apr 2011
International Geneva Award

Launch of the 2011 Edition of the International Geneva Award by the Swiss Network for International Studies

 
23 Mar 2011
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Gender, Justice, Global ...

This Certificate of Advanced Studies is offered by the Faculties of Humanities and of Human Sciences and by the Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies of the University of Bern. It is supported ...

 
08 Mar 2011
African IEL Network Regional Conference Johannesburg, 5-6 May ...

The Mandela Institute is pleased to announce that it will be convening a conference on 5 and 6 May 2011 at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This academic conference is ...

 
26 Jan 2011
Launch WTI–INCAE Regional Economic Integration Programme

The launching ceremony of the WTI–INCAE Regional Economic Integration Programme took place on 24 January at the INCAE Business School Campus in Costa Rica.

25 Jan 2011
SNIS AWARD 2010 for the best thesis in International Studies

The SNIS reminds of the submission deadline for the SNIS Award 2010 that offers CHF 5000 for the best thesis in international studies submitted in a Swiss University in 2010. Submissions must be recei ...

 
18 Jan 2011
NOW EXTENDED TO 31 JANUARY 2011: Call for papers: European So ...

The ESIL International Economic Law Interest Group invites submissions of unpublished, original works for presentation in two panels, which it convenes on the occasion of the ESIL Research Forum on 26 ...

 
17 Jan 2011
WP4 project awarded PHC Germaine de Staël grant

The project “Migration Agreements, Associative Practices and Transnational Communication for a Global Migration Governance” jointly presented by NCCR Trade Regulation of the World Trade Institute (WTI ...

08 Dec 2010
Discussing the Dragon’s Forays into Africa, 25-26 November 20 ...

Three researchers from the WTI, Baris Karapinar, Maria Anna Corvaglia and Charlotte Sieber-Gasser, are currently attending the 5th Annual Conference of the TRAPCA Institute in Arusha, Tanzania.

25 Nov 2010
WTI-NCCR researchers present paper on the occasion of EFTA's ...

The Graduate Institute organized an academic workshop and roundtable on the occasion of EFTA's 50th Anniversary in Geneva under the chairmanship of H.E. Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confeder ...

22 Nov 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS Climate Economics and Law Conference

The NCCR Climate invites scientists to the “Climate Economics and Law Conference” that will take place on 16 – 17 June 2011 in Bern, Switzerland.

 
18 Nov 2010
Switzerland supports Regional Competence Center for Trade Law ...

Press Release Hanoi, 17 November 2010 – The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern have joined forces in implementing a fo ...

16 Nov 2010
The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) launches i ...

The SNIS offers project research grants in the order of 100’000 to 300’000 SwissFrancs for a two-year period.

 
02 Nov 2010
Es braucht ein austariertes Handelssystem

Ein Artikel von Louis Probst (Aargauerzeitung) im Gespräch mit Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi

20 Oct 2010
WTI launches the International Investment Initiative (I3)

The World Trade Institute (WTI) is pleased to announce the launch of the International Investment Initiative (I3). The Initiative aims to pursue three core objectives.

04 Oct 2010
WTI-NCCR researchers host sessions at WTO Public Forum 2010

WTI faculty members and NCCR-Trade Co-Leaders Pierre Sauvé (WP2 - Preferential Trade) and Marion Panizzon (WP4 - Trade, Development and Migration) hosted two very well attended sessions at the World T ...

29 Sep 2010
New book on 'Competitiveness of ASEAN Countries - Corporate a ...

Edited by Philippe Gugler, University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Julien Chaisse, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 
27 Sep 2010
The NCCR project 'eDiversity' winner of the Swiss academies a ...

The 'eDiversity' project, which was part of the NCCR Trade first stage (2005-2009) as a joint project with the University of Lucerne has won this year's award for transdisciplinary research given by t ...

16 Sep 2010
Rising Global Interest in Farmland – Time to Act!

Christian Häberli is involved in an eDiscussion, which is based on the World Bank Report "Rising Global Interest in Farmland: Can it yield sustainable and equitable benefits?" The eDiscussion will tak ...

10 Sep 2010
WTI / NCCR Trade Regulation to contribute to new training pro ...

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

20 Jul 2010
Baris Karapinar awarded grant for research on MDGs by SDC

Baris Karapinar has been awarded a grant by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s KFPE programme to conduct his research study on the Millennium Development Goals.

 
29 Jun 2010
SECO and WTI jointly support development of Regional Competen ...

The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern have joined forces in implementing a four-year academic cooperation project in thr ...

08 Jun 2010
Franz Perrez is Switzerland’s new Ambassador for the Environm ...

Franz Perrez will succeed Thomas Kolly as Head of the International Affairs Division at the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN). In this capacity, Perrez will also assume the office of Swi ...

 
04 Jun 2010
WTI sponsors the Moot Court of the European Law Students Asso ...

Christian Häberli (WTI/NCCR Trade Regulation) participated in the moot WTO Panel and presented the WTI programmes.

31 May 2010
Manfred Elsig winner of the International Geneva Award 2010

Prof. Manfred Elsig, Assistant Professor at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern and Work Package 1 Leader of NCCR Trade Regulation is a winner of the International Geneva Award 2010 for his ...

 
28 May 2010
Gabriele Ruoff winner of the 2009 SNIS Award

Dr. Gabriele Ruoff of the NCCR Trade Regulation, now postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Comparative and International Studies at the EHZ Zürich has won the prestigious SNIS Award 2009.

28 Apr 2010
WTI/NCCR Researcher Support Gujarat National Law University M ...

The World Trade Institute (WTI) supported the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) as a partner and sponsor. This 2nd Annual Competition took place in Guj ...

08 Mar 2010
Copenhagen Summit side event

A side-event in Copenhagen was organised jointly by Joanneum (Austria), Ecologic (Washington) and the WTI on the following subject: Developing carbon markets post 2012: New approaches and institutiona ...

11 Dec 2009
Hearing at the European Parliament, Trade Committee, Brussels

A hearing on challenges for trade in the Copenhagen Process took place on Tuesday 10 November at the European Parliament Trade Committee, in Brussels.

10 Nov 2009
High-Level Expert Forum (HLEF): How to feed the world in 2050

The High-Level Expert Forum took place in Rome from 12–13 October 2009. The objective of this HLEF was to provide the substantive input to the World Food Summit, held on 16–18 November 2009, as reques ...

12 Oct 2009