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TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CONFERENCE, GENEVA, 21 JUNE 2011

WTO Chairs Annual Conference

The WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) was launched in January 2010 with the establishment of fourteen WTO Chairs in universities in developing and transition countries. Through this programme, the WTO seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of the trading system among academics, citizens and policy makers in developing countries by stimulating teaching, research and public debate on international trade and trade cooperation at the level of tertiary education and research institutions.

Following the Inaugural Conference of the WCP held on 25-26 May 2010, the Chairs have made progress in the implementation of their respective projects, including on issues of common interest identified at the first Conference. This year's annual meeting takes stock of the work undertaken by Chairs since the launching of the WCP.

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Programme

Tuesday 21 June 2011

 

Morning session  back to top
  

 

9h00-9h45

Opening

Chairperson: Pascal Lamy, Director-General WTO- Welcoming remarks (TBC)  Audio    > help 

Introduction to the Meeting: Hakim Ben Hammouda, Director, Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation, WTO  Audio    > help 

WCP Progress: Patrick Low, Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division  Audio    > help

  

  9h45-11h15

Presentations from the WCP Chair holders

  • Valentina Delich, Director, Program in Law and Public Goods, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO)  Audio    > help
      
  • Dorotea López Giral, Director, Centre of Trade Policy Studies, Institute of International Studies , University of Chile  Audio    > help
      
  • Lei Zhang, Dean and Professor, School of WTO Research and Education (SWTORE), Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT)  Audio    > help
      
  • Riza Noer Arfani, Executive Secretary, Department of International Relations, Centre for World Trade Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada  Audio    > help
      
  • Taleb Awad Warrad, Director Economic Observatory Professor International Economics, Faculty of Business, University of Jordan  Audio    > help
      
  • Jasper Okelo, Lecturer, School of Economics, University of Nairobi  Audio    > help

    

 
  11h30-12h30

Panel discussions
  

Moderator: Patrick Low
  

Discussants:

  • Ramon Torrent  
  • Trudi Hatzenberg
  • Ravi Ratnayake
  • Pierre Sauve
  • Theresa Carpenter  
  • Moustapha Kasse

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  Afternoon session  back to top
     
 

14h00-15h00

Presentations from the WCP Chair holders

  • Verena Tandrayen-Ragoobur, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Mauritius  Audio    > help
      
  • Bradly Condon, Director Centre for International Economic Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)  Audio    > help
      
  • Ghoufrane Azzedine, Vice Dean, Legal Faculty, Economic and Social Sciences, Mohammed V University-Souissi  Audio    > help
      
  • Omu Kakujaha — Matundu, Senior Lecturer/Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, University of Namibia

  

  15h00-16h00

Panel discussions
  

Moderator: Gerardo Thielen
  

Discussants:

  • Henry Gao
  • Olusanya Ajakaiye
  • Keith Nurse
  • Richard Newfarmer
  • Dominique Njinkeu

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  16h00-16h45

Presentations from the WCP Chair holders

  • Aly Ahmadou Mbaye, Dean, School of Economics and Management, Cheikh Anta Diop University  Audio    > help
      
  • Sergei Sutyrin, Head of Department, World Economy, Faculty of Economics, St Petersburg State University  Audio    > help
      
  • Vu Quoc Huy, Dean, Faculty of Development Economics, College of Economics, Viet Nam National University  Audio    > help

  

 
  16h45-17h30

Panel discussions
  

Moderator: Mustapha Sadni Jallab
  

Discussants:

  • Vlasta Macku
  • Giorgio Sacerdoti
  • Antoine Bouet

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  17h30-18h30

Wrap — up
  

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