World Policy Conference – Debate on Trade and Policy

Commercial affairs, in the broad sense of the term, have always been a central part of international relations and always interfered with security issues. In our day and age, as a result of globalization, economic exchanges have gone largely beyond commercial exchanges (services, capital flows, direct investments, etc.) and form a more and more tightly-meshed network. The objective of this session will be to: consider the economic and political implications of today’s waning multi-lateralism alongside the mushrooming of often-competing bilateral agreements; take stock of the major negotiations underway, such as the TTIP and TPP; and also to address the problem of economic arms (sanctions) in international relations.

Moderator:
Patrick Messerlin, Professor of Economics and Director of the Groupe d’économie mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po Paris

Speakers:
Bark Taeho, Professor at Seoul National University; former Minister for Trade, Korea
Alejandro Jara, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding; former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile, WTO
Pascal Lamy, Honorary President of Notre Europe; former Director-General of the WTO
John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives

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