On Wednesday 16 November 2016 Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center (ITC) gave a lecture at the Geneva School of Diplomacy on how ITC is addressing the refugee crisis. Click here for a short impression.
Our next and last lecture of this semester will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2016 from 2 – 4 pm at GSD. Ambassador W.L. Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will give a lecture on: ‘Orderly migration in a disorderly world’. If you are interested in joining, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arancha González is an expert in international trade issues with over 20 years of experience, and currently serves as Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Before joining ITC, Ms. González served as Chief of Staff to World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy from 2005 to 2013. During her tenure at the WTO, she played an active role in launching the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative and served as Mr. Lamy’s representative at the G-20.
Prior to working at the WTO, Ms. González held several positions at the European Commission, conducting negotiations of trade agreements and assisting developing countries in trade-development efforts. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the European Union spokeswoman for trade and adviser to the European Union Trade Commissioner.