The Graduate Institute Geneva Geneva, Switzerland

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The Graduate Institute's summer program Global Trade Governance: Economics, Law and Politics provides students a unique opportunity to enter into the analysis and atmosphere of multilateral trade as they take part in the program just around the corner from the World Trade Organization.

Program Dates

July 3 - July 14


In this two-week, 3-credit course, students will be involved in lectures and discussions that will deal with the dimensional challenges faced by trade analysts and negotiators across several interwoven domains.

During the course, participants may have the opportunity to interact with top officials while visiting the WTO, visit missions to the WTO of important developing countries, and visit some of the UN Organization. Students from around the world will participate in the program, creating not only an opportunity to network with others across disciplines and sectors, but across many international borders. 

Application Deadlines

Summer 2017: February 22, 2017
Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

You will be notified by email with a decision regarding your nomination for study abroad. At that time, students will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $300.

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Suggested Program Match

The interdisciplinary nature of the program is designed for graduate students with an interest in international trade, development, and international organizations, and is ideal for those who wish to improve their knowledge and expertise of current issues in WTO negotiations.