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Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response

Date & Time:

Monday, July 27, 2020
12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT


Join Kislaya Prasad, academic director of the Center for Global Business as he hosts Emmanuelle Ganne of the World Trade Organization to discuss the “Global Trade During COVID 19: WTO Response.” Topics to be discussed include how global trade has been impacted by the pandemic, WTO’s responses worldwide, tools it has to support the economic recovery, and how countries are thinking about the future of trade, through the lens of an expert from the WTO.


Emmanuelle Ganne is a senior analyst in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) where she leads WTO work on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and blockchain and conducts research on MSMEs, global value chains, services, and digital technologies. She is the author of a recently published WTO book entitled “Can Blockchain Revolutionize International Trade?”. Prior to this, she held various positions at the WTO, including as counselor to Director-General Pascal Lamy, and in the Accessions Division where she assessed trade policies of governments wishing to join the WTO and advised them on how to improve their business environment. From 2015 to 2017, she worked as vice-president and managing director for Europe at the Allam Advisory Group (AAG), a team of former C-level executives and senior diplomats that specializes in helping businesses expand their operations globally. Ganne is a 2009 Yale World Fellow.