Fra le lugubri brame sioniste di Israelebombarda e la necessaria riforma del WTO. All’IAI

Fonte: Istituto Affari Internazionali 09 Luglio 2020

The Istituto Affari Internazionali

Towards the Italian G20 Presidency

The reform of the WTO and the challenges of global trade governance

Webinar on Zoom platform

10 July 2020 from 11.00 to 12.30
Via A. Brunetti 9 – 00186 Roma
Tel.: +39/063224360

Welcome address

Armando Barucco

Head of Analysis and Planning Unit, Maeci

Ettore Greco

Executive Vice President, IAI


Fabrizio Botti

Senior Fellow, IAI


Clara Brandi

Senior Researcher, German development Institute (DIE), Berlin

Sait Akman

Senior Research Fellow, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Ankara

Marco Felisati

Deputy Director Internationalization and Trade Policy, Confindustria

Giorgia Giovannetti

Full Professor, Università degli Studi di Firenze


Pier Carlo Padoan

Vice President, IAIRegister here (Link)

Working language:

English, with no translation.

Structural transformations of global trade patterns, persistent protectionist tendencies and growing geopolitical tensions have undermined the main functions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), eroding its rule-making role and paralysing its dispute settlement system. As a result, the international debate over the reform of the WTO has intensified in recent years. The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on world trade and the lack of coordination in policy responses have further highlighted the need to improve the global trade architecture.

The web meeting will discuss the role of the G20 in promoting the WTO reform and in shaping the future of global trade governance at the time of Covid-19. A paper by Axel Berger and Clara Brandi of the German Development Institute (DIE) on the reform of the WTO will be presented and discussed. The web meeting will take place in the framework of the project “The role of the G20 in promoting global governance: challenges and opportunities of the Italian Presidency in 2021”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and the Compagnia di San Paolo.

The Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

Israel’s annexation plan: how should Europe react?

Webinar on Zoom platform

13 July 2020 from 16.30 to 18.00
CET 17.30 – 19.00 EEST

 Introductory remarks

Hagai El-Ad
Executive Director, B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Victor Kattan
Nottingham Senior Research Fellow, School of Law, Nottingham University

Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe

 Jane Kinninmont
Head of Programmes, The Elders
Daniel Levy
President, Middle East Project
Moderated by

Nathalie Tocci
Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali; Special Advisor to EU FP/VP Joseph Borell

Loukas Tsoukalis
President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy; Professor, Sciences Po, Paris
Register here (Link)
 Working language:
English, with no translation.

As the new Israeli government has announced its intention to officially annex large parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the European Union has not yet spelled out the consequences such action will have for its relations with Israel.

This web seminar outlines the dynamics this is triggering in Israel/Palestine and discusses how the EU should react.