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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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WTO Chairs Programme


Tuesday 21 June 2011


Morning session  back to top




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



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



Panel discussions

Moderator: Patrick Low


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

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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



Panel discussions

Moderator: Gerardo Thielen


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

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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



Panel discussions

Moderator: Mustapha Sadni Jallab


  • Vlasta Macku
  • Giorgio Sacerdoti
  • Antoine Bouet

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Wrap — up

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