Dan Herman, PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) joins David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security and podcast host, for a discussion on trade governance. Touching on his recent policy brief, Herman offers a review of the history of trade governance before the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) along with what we have been seeing after the demise of the Doha Development Round. He notes that beyond its role in negotiations, the most powerful feature of the WTO lies in dispute settlement. Further, even with the floundering of Doha, a multilateral trade agenda still holds weight, especially with smaller players who benefit from the WTO's role in leveling the trade playing field. In addition to touching on the Canadian perspective, the conversation closes by considering what additional unintended consequences we are likely to see post Doha, including a possible resurgence of the WTO

Back for a third season, join host and CIGI Chair of Global Security David Welch for this popular, weekly podcast as he meets with global governance experts for timely discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
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