The Model WTO is an international event with 60 students simulating regular WTO minister conferences. During an intense five-day program in St. Gallen and Geneva, Switzerland, selected international students are given the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of both gains and problems of global trade.
It’s a very interesting idea because groups of participants are attributed a given country. They must defend its interests in several negotiation rounds. The Model WTO revolves around a central topic; students debate on related issues in specific subcommittees. Participants then get the opportunity to present and discuss the result of their negotiations with WTO experts in Geneva.
To apply, you must write an short essay (1-3 pages MAX) on one of this year’s committees’ topics. Application deadline is April 1st, 2008. For further information about the event we invite you to visit their website: www.modelwto.org.
We do think that this will be a truly exciting and inspiring event, don’t miss it!