The Summer Programme on the WTO, International Trade and Development provides participants with a unique opportunity to enter into the analysis and atmosphere of multilateral trade, just a few meters away from the WTO. The programme, delivered with the Graduate Institute Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, combines and integrates economic, legal and political analysis of international trade and development. Participants will benefit from input of negotiators, academics and issue-based activists, and will experience the field of international trade firsthand through visits to some of the prominent trade-related organisations and government missions located in Geneva.
- Professionals keen to improve their knowledge on current major issues in international trade
- Students at MA level or senior undergraduate level with an interest in international trade and related fields
The Summer Programme on the WTO, International Trade and Development is a 2-week course from June 29 to July 10, 2009. The programme is designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so.
Lectures and discussions will shed light on the following questions: the reasons why countries open their economies to trade and the reasons why they protect domestic industries, the means and pathways they use to either open or protect, what these considerations mean for the multilateral trading system and their implications for economic development. The programme will cover topics such as Trade in Manufactures, Trade in Services, Regionalism, Trade and Intellectual Property Rights, Trade and Food Policy, the links between Trade and Development as well as the links between Trade and Climate Change.
Participation in the entire programme may be accepted for credit at other universities (6 ECTS credits; or the U.S. equivalent). All participants will receive a course certificate.
Tuition for attending the full programme is CHF 3500 (approximately USD 2900 or EUR 2300). Participation for one week only costs CHF 2000 (approximately USD 1650 or EUR 1300).
Tuition does not include travel costs, accommodation or other living expenses in Geneva.
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