OBSERVER NEWS

SAIS Hosts Major Conference on World Trade

WASHINGTON, DC — On Oct. 1-2, SAIS hosted the last two days of the “Challenges Facing the World Trade System” conference in Kenney Auditorium — an event spanning a range of panels and speakers who commented on all things international trade. Hosted in conjunction with Columbia University — who hosted day one in New York — topics contoured on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, among others. Speakers included, among others, Columbia’s Jadish Bhagwati, SAIS’ Pravin Krishna, Anne Krueger, and Matthias Matthijs, Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Bjorling, OECD’s Stefan Tangermann. Kaveh Sardari captured a few moments from the conference.

SAIS economics professor Pravin Krishna (right) moderates a discussion with Columbia University’s Jadish Bhagwati (left), Anne Krueger (not pictured) and Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Bjorling (not pictured). Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

SAIS economics professor Pravin Krishna (right) moderates a discussion with Columbia University’s Jadish Bhagwati (left), Anne Krueger (not pictured) and Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Bjorling (not pictured). Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

SAIS economics professor Anne Krueger speaks at Kenney Auditorium Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

SAIS economics professor Anne Krueger speaks at Kenney Auditorium Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Bjorling speaks in front of an audience at Kenney  Auditorium, during an Oct. 1 panel discussion about world trade. The panel was part of a larger conference jointly hosted by Columbia University and SAIS. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

Swedish Minister of Trade Ewa Bjorling speaks in front of an audience at Kenney
Auditorium, during an Oct. 1 panel discussion about world trade. The panel was part of a larger conference jointly hosted by Columbia University and SAIS. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

Columbia Univ.’s Jadish Bhagwati was one of several big names to attend the conference. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

Columbia Univ.’s Jadish Bhagwati was one of several big names to attend the conference. Photo courtesy of Kaveh Sardari.

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