In preparation for the LAD Speakers Series presentation on the 9th of May by author Anthea Roberts the Library would like to offer the following short bibliography of related reading material:
2018-02-21 Book Review: Is International Law International? by Beatrice Walton
2018-02-09 Is International Law International? Continuing the Conversation by Anthea Roberts
You can check the status of our copy of this book and, if necessary, request a hold here.
On 2017-10-26 the Library hosted an exhibition organized by the Czech Permanent Mission in Geneva and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, as part of the project of renovation of the four Art Deco chandeliers by Jaroslav Horejc and Pavel Janák, renowned Czech artist and architect of the 20th century.
These works of art were donated around 1925 by Czechoslovakia to the International Labour Organization, the owner of the building at that time. Thanks to financial support, among others, by the Government of the Czech Republic, and the perfect mastering of production by Czech glassmakers, they could now once again be completed and returned to the WTO library in their full beauty as almost 100 years ago.
Authors: Manfred Elsig, Bernard Hoekman, Joost Pauwelyn.
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 88 : Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
- Manfred Elsig, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Managing Director, World Trade Institute
- Bernard Hoekman, Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
- Joost Pauwelyn, “Professor of International Law Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva”
Author: Ernst Ulrich Petersmann
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 47 : Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
- Ernst Ulrich Petersmann, “Emeritus professor for international and European law and former Head, Law Department, European University Institute (EUI)”
- Thomas Cottier, “Emeritus Professor of Law, Senior Research Fellow World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern”
Author: Richard Baldwin.
PUBLIC FORUM 2017 — Session 09: Meet the Author with the WTO Bookshop & Library
Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. In the 1800s, globalization leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. This triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today’s rich nations to dominance. That was the Great Divergence. The new globalization is driven by information technology, which has radically reduced the cost of moving ideas across borders. This has made it practical for multinational firms to move labor-intensive work to developing nations. But to keep the whole manufacturing process in sync, the firms also shipped their marketing, managerial, and technical know-how abroad along with the offshored jobs. The new possibility of combining high tech with low wages propelled the rapid industrialization of a handful of developing nations, the simultaneous deindustrialization of developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is only now petering out. The result is today’s Great Convergence. Because globalization is now driven by fast-paced technological change and the fragmentation of production, its impact is more sudden, more selective, more unpredictable, and more uncontrollable. As The Great Convergence shows, the new globalization presents rich and developing nations alike with unprecedented policy challenges in their efforts to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion.
PUBLIC LECTURE | CONFÉRENCE PUBLIQUE
TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017, 18:30 – 20:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA
Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and a Visiting Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is an expert on globalisation, cities and migration. His most recent book is Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance (University of Chicago Press, 2015).
Organised by the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.
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Author: Petros Mavroidis