Understanding the World Trade Organization

Understanding the World Trade Organization

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About the Webinar

This lecture provides an overview of why we engage in trade, the different types of trade institutions, and the vital role of the WTO within the international trading system. It concludes with observations on present day challenges and opportunities for global trade.

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About the Speaker

Inu Manak

Inu Manak is a Research Fellow at the Cato Institute. She is an expert in international political economy, with a specialization in international trade policy and law. Dr. Manak’s research focuses on the World Trade Organization (WTO), non‐judicial treaty mechanisms, technical barriers to trade, regional trade agreements, and development.

Dr. Manak is a participating scholar in the Robert A. Pastor North American Research Initiative, a joint program between American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and the School of International Service. She is also a Book Review Editor for World Trade Review. Previously, she was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration at the Graduate Institute and Fellow at TradeLab, a Geneva‐based NGO, which assists developing countries, SMEs and NGOs build legal capacity in trade and investment law.

She earned a PhD in government at Georgetown University.

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