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South Asia Regional Dialogue on Global Economic Governance and Trade
 

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India International Centre (Conference Room II, Hexagon Hall), New Delhi
April 29, 2008

 
ICRIER in collaboration with Oxford University’s Global Economic Governance Programme; The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva; and the Emerging Dynamic Global Economies Network, Canada, organized the South Asia Regional Dialogue on Global Economic Governance and Trade. The aim of the dialogue was to stimulate debate on global trade governance issues, so that leading developing countries have an opportunity to frame their interests and concerns, and shape an evolving agenda.
Session details, presentation and papers are available in downloadable format.
April 29 , 2008
Opening remarks: Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

Carolyn Deere, Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG

Keynote Address: Gopal Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Session I: The Status of the Global Trade Governance Debate: An Overview
Chair: Gopal Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Panel: Development, sustainability and the trade governance debate at the WTO: Core challenges, proposals, and gaps?
Carolyn Deere, Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG
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Rule-making, negotiations and disputes: Issues for WTO institutional reform
Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
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Monitoring the monitors: Strengthening the WTO’s information system
Arunabha Ghosh, Associate, Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford
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Discussants : Anwarul Hoda, Member, Planning Commission, Former Permanent Representative of India to the WTO, and Deputy Director General of the WTO

Pradeep S. Mehta
, Secretary General, CUTS International, and Member, Warwick Commission into the Future of the Global Trade Regime
Session II: Priorities in global trade governance: South Asian perspectives
Chair: Amit Dasgupta, Joint Secretary (PD), Ministry of External Affairs
Panel: Bangladesh’s interests in reforming global trade governance
Fahmida Khatun, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka
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Sri Lanka’s interests in reforming global trade governance
Saman Kelegama, Executive Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s interests in reforming global trade governance
Ahmad I. Aslam, Institute of Trade and Development, Pakistan
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India’s interests in reforming global trade governance
Nagesh Kumar, Director-General, Research and Information Systems, New Delhi

Discussants : Rajiv Kumar, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
Session III: Emerging powers in global trade governance: India’s role?
Chair: Nitin Desai, Member, Board of Governors, ICRIER, Former UN Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs
Panel: How should the WTO prepare for the rise of India and other emerging powers?
Pradeep S. Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS International, and Member, Warwick Commission into the Future of the Global Trade Regime
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Lessons from India’s experience in the WTO: How should India prepare for the post-Doha WTO?
Suparna Karmakar, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
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Discussants : What do South Asia and the developing world expect from India?
Debapriya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of Bangladesh, United Nations in Geneva
Session IV: Emerging Issues for South Asia in Global Trade Governance
Chair: S. N. Menon, Former Commerce Secretary, Government of India
Panel: Research and Policy Analysis Needs for Generating South Asian Inputs for Improving Global Economic Governance
Debapriya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of Bangladesh, United Nations in Geneva

Priorities Beyond Doha: South Asia in the governance of the global trading regime
Veena Jha, Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Warwick, UK and Executive Director, Maguru Consultants Limited
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Challenges at the intersection of multilateral and regional trade governance in South Asia
Rashid Kaukab, Former Senior Consultant, UNCTAD
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Roundtable Discussion: Other perspectives and an agenda for future collaboration
Chair: Carolyn Deere, Director, Global Trade Governance Project, GEG
Vote of Thanks: Rajiv Kumar, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER
 
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