The future of global trade cooperation

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How should we change the global trading system to be sustainable and inclusive? What does a progressive trade policy look like and can we rewrite the rulebook of global trade to better benefit the historically disadvantaged?

A panel discussion with:

  • Commissioner Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner, Canada
  • Dr Emily Jones, Associate Professor in Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Justice David Unterhalter, Judge, High Court of South Africa; and member of World Trade Organisation’s Appellate Body (2006-2013)
  • Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

In an increasingly unstable global political climate, governments around the world face greater challenges than ever. Blavatnik School of Government's 2018 Challenges of Government Conference looked at the 'Future of Government', analysing how technological changes, new kinds of politics, and different approaches to addressing inequality can be harnessed for the public good.

The Challenges of Government Conference is the Blavatnik School's annual flagship event, which brings together the brightest minds in government, the private sector and academia to discuss policies, strategies and solutions to the world’s public policy challenges.