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Thursday, February 6, 2014

World Trade and Global Governance

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Seminar with Pascal Lamy, former General Director for the World Trade Organization, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).
In a recent op-ed, Mr. Lamy commented on the recent competing values of emerging economies, “In 2014 and beyond, all parties must recognize that, in a multipolar world, an international trading system based on an updated set of rules is the least risky means of pursuing their growth objectives.” Live Mint
From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as General Director of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, from 1985 to 1994. He then joined the Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004.
He currently dedicates his activities to the think tank Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, serves as President of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the President of the Oxford Martin School Commission for Future Generations, the Vice - President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), and participates in the Global Ocean Commission and UNAIDS, as well as different subjects related to international affairs. He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Musiciens du Louvre of Grenoble MDLG (Orchestra of Marc Minkowski) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company.
Pascal Lamy is the author of various books and reports on global governance, Europe, and international trade. His latest publications are:  Oxford Martin Commission: Now for the Long Term; The Geneva Consensus (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
Mr. Lamy holds degrees from HEC School of Management, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

  • Location:
    Belfer Center Library (L369)
  • Date:
    Thursday, February 6, 2014
  • Time:
    2:30 PM

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