Saturday, September 18, 2010

Symposium: The Future of the WTO

The American University Washington College of Law, the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network, and the German Marshall Fund will present a roundtable on "The Future of the WTO," September 23, 2010, in Washington, DC. The program is here. Here's the idea:
Is the WTO ready to meet the challenges of 21st Century? What impact will the economic crisis have on the WTO? Are reforms needed to the WTO decision making and dispute settlement mechanisms to make the organization more legitimate, accountable and effective? How can greater coherence in international economic policy making between the Bretton Woods institutions and the WTO be facilitated? Will the "success" of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism be maintained in the face of new, complex challenges such as climate change, energy and financial crises? This distinguished panel will address these and other important issues.