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See you at WTO Trade Forum 3rd Oct 2018 and “We Need To Talk About Donald”

See you at WTO Trade Forum 3rd Oct 2018 and “We Need To Talk About Donald”

Michael Gasiorek and Peter Holmes will attend the WTO Public Forum on 3rd October 2018.

If you are attending this year’s event, please make sure you arrange to meet up.

It’s always a pleasure catching up with friends and colleagues.


As a member of UKTPO, Michael Gasiorek will participate in the seminar, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DONALD, co-hosted by CTEI and UKTPO.

Full event details follow with the registration link are below.


Wednesday 03 October 2018, 18:30 – 20:00

We need to talk about Donald

Co-organised by CTEI and UK Trade Policy Observatory

Seminar with L. Alan Winters, Richard Baldwin and others

Location: Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

This seminar brings together experts from the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) and the Graduate Institute to discuss US trade policies and the rest of the world’s response to them in the context of the multilateral system. The meeting will comprise two presentations, commentary and discussion.


1. Trade Wars: Possible responses and consequences

Presentations by:

  • Dr Michael GASIOREK, UK Trade Policy Observatory
  • Dr Ilona SERWICKA, UK Trade Policy Observatory
  • Prof Alasdair SMITH, UK Trade Policy Observatory

2. Trumpian commercial policy: Trade war, or reverse regionalism?

Presentation by:

  • Richard BALDWIN, Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute Geneva

3. Q&A (open discussion)

Chair: Prof L Alan WINTERS CB, Director, UK Trade Policy Observatory

For a decade or more tensions have been rising in the World Trading System. The stresses felt by less-skilled workers in developed countries, accusations of malpractice on investment and intellectual property in emerging markets, covert measures of protection and low aggregate trade growth have all contributed to a sense of unease and disappointment. But with the election of President Trump in the USA, these uncomfortable itches have flared up into a painful and disconcerting rash. With tariffs escalating and institutions under fire, we have to ask ‘what are we going to do?’


The discussion will be followed by a light reception in the Hall of Petal 2 (Maison de la Paix)

For further enquiries about this event, please send an email to ctei@graduateinstitute.ch


Event link & registration: