MITS is a multi-disciplinary graduate programme in International Trade Studies which is initiated and developed under WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) UGM Indonesia. WCP is a programme introduced by The Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) WTO in 2010 to enhance capacities of developing countries academic institutes in trade studies, particularly in academic, research and outreach activities. MITS is currently administered under Graduate Program in International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UGM, as one of its academic program. It however comprises faculty members originated from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture to Faculty of Economics and Business.
News Blitz from Geneva – WTO Public Forum 2011, 19 – 21 September 2011
Michelle Ayu Chinta Kristy, S.H.*)
Greetings from Geneva!
Within this report, I would like to convey the report of my three-day participation in the consecutive public discussions of WTO Public Forum 2011 in WTO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. This event is an annual event conducted by the WTO headquarters purported to accommodate and discuss current global trade issues from various perspectives. This event involves trade stakeholders from around the world, e.g. government representatives, academicians, NGO representatives, international civil servants on behalf of many international organizations, etc.