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GLOBE Panel Debate: Global and European Perspectives on Trade in Global Governance

Debate on the intersection of trade and global governance in uncertain times, with perspectives from different regions of the world

Over the past several decades, both the volume and complexity of global trade have risen exponentially, with greater levels of liberalization, the rise of new trading powers, and advances in technology. However, in recent years, increasing political contestation, a turn toward protectionism by major economic powers, and roadblocks at the multilateral level have put enormous pressure on the global trade regime. This panel seeks to advance the debate on the complex dynamics that are currently reshaping the global trading system, and especially to understand global perspectives on the recent major structural and political challenges to this system. This panel will look closely at the intersection of trade and global governance in uncertain times, with special attention to perspectives from different regions of the world, including China, Europe, the United States and Africa.
Sandra Gallina, Deputy Director General, DG Trade
Miles Kahler, Professor, American University and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Qingmin Zhang, Professor, Peking University
Samuel Sam-Sumana, politician and former Vice President, Sierra Leonne
Introduction by: Jacint Jordana, Director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and GLOBE Project Coordinator
Chair: Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven



30 April 2019  | 12:00 - 14:00 | Norway House in Brussels

Sandwiches will be served 11:30 to 12. Registration is complimentary, but required by 28 April 2019.



Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, the Project “Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios” (GLOBE) addresses the strategic priorities identified in the EU Global Strategy such as – trade, development, security and climate change – as well as migration and global finance, in order to identify the major roadblocks to effective and coherent global governance by multiple stakeholders in a multipolar world. GLOBE seeks to provide policy makers, academics and the general public with an analytical grip on the state of play in global governance, by developing new theoretical and methodological approaches. It also hopes to equip national and European policy makers with tools to identify constraints and opportunities in a set of global governance scenarios for 2030 and 2050.



30 Apr 2019 @ 12:00 pm

30 Apr 2019 @ 02:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours


Royal Norwegian Embassy of Brussels

17 Archimedesstraat

1000 Brussel


Organised by

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

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