The Doha Development Agenda: Building a Stronger WTO System

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, October 25, 2007
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue (between 44th and 45th Streets)
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, addresses the FPA on "The Doha Development Agenda: Building a Stronger WTO System."

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Event Speakers

    • Pascal Lamy - Speaker

      Mr. Pascal Lamy is Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since September 2005. Mr. Lamy holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Generale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacque Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, Pascal Lamy was the Chief of staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacque Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatization in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Pascal Lamy was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi. After his tenure in Brussels, Pascal Lamy spent a short sabbatical period as President of Notre Europe, a think tank working on European integration, an associate Professor at the Institut d'Atudes--Politiques in Paris and as advisor to Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of the European Socialist Party).