Reforming the Global Institutions: The case of WTO

Friday 9 October 2020
13:00 – 14:30 (BST, London), 14:00 – 15:30 (CEST)

The ongoing selection process for the new Director General of the WTO has prompted renewed focus on reforming that institution and also provides an opportunity to rethink the reform of global institutions more broadly. This panel of policy makers, academics and practitioners will discuss the key directions for change to make the WTO and other global institutions more fit for purpose.


Jonathan Fried, former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Hector Torres, former Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy.


Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

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