The E15 engages key stakeholders – WTO Ambassadors and political, business, and civil society leaders – in policy dialogues in Geneva and around the world to help validate ideas, align interests and strengthen the impetus for change.
Dialogues with WTO Delegates
First Roundtable Dialogue: Surveying the Post-Bali Landscape
The first Rountable Dialogue with WTO Ambassadors occurred on 30 January, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Participants surveyed the post-Bali landscape – specifically, what was decided at the ninth WTO Ministerial in Bali? What are some ways forward? Which issues should trade scholars work on?
If new ideas are going to be advanced at the multilateral level, the representatives to the WTO in Geneva will be critical. As such, engaging this group is important in disseminating ideas, testing their viability, and generating ownership. ICTSD, in a collaboration with Geneva’s top-ranked Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and led by Prof. Richard Baldwin, Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration and President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), is hosting a series of dialogues and substantive roundtables in Geneva to engage Permanent Representatives and delegates to the WTO.