ICRIER-KAS EXPERTS WEBINAR SERIES ON REFORMING WTO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY- WEBINAR # 3
- by ICRIER & KAS India
The third webinar of the webinar series on the theme “Reforming WTO for the 21st Century” series, organized by ICRIER in partnership with the KAS-India Office, focused on the impact of geopolitics on the functioning and reform of the WTO; the rise of populist protectionism and geo-economic strategies across the globe; growing global anxieties with regard to coercive trade policies and fair trade; and the bearing of alternative adaptive plurilateral approaches on the future of the multilateral rules based global trading system.
The speakers were Claudia Schmucker, Head, Geo-economics Program, German Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Biswajit Dhar, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, UK, and Amitendu Palit, Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore. The discussion was moderated by Sanjaya Baru, former Director, Geo-Economics and Strategy Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK. The opening welcome remarks were delivered by Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, ICRIER and Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative to India, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER gave the vote of thanks at the end of the webinar.