Season 5 Episode 10 – Willy Alfaro, Director, Vision & Strategy at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Willy has been in Geneva and the WTO since the GATT days and has had a vibrant experience across the WTO, serving in different capacities across various divisions.
Everyone knows Willy, and this is because he is a very knowledgeable and friendly person who, in terms of the Multilateral Trading System, has seen it all.
We discussed some influences in his decision to study at the University of Geneva, how he got involved in International Trade, how the GATT has evolved into the WTO, and how the organization has changed. We also discuss some of the challenges ahead and how trade is part of the solution.
It was a great conversation, and I can't wait for you to listen to it!
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Some of our guests include: Dr. Willy Mutunga (former Chief Justice Kenya), Dr. Chang-fa Lo (former Constitutional Court Justice), Dr. Grethel Aguilar (Acting DG of IUCN), Dr. Peter Van den Bossche (fmr. Chairman of the Appellate Body WTO), Jesus Seade (Undersecretary for North America Mexico's MFA), Amb. Angel Villalobos (Mexico to the WTO), Petros Mavoridis (Columbia Law School & CAS Arbitrator), Edward Kwakwa (Assistant DG at WIPO), Howard Stupp (two-time Pan American gold medalist & fmr. Director of Legal Affairs at IOC), Marco Aleman (Assistant DG at WIPO), Lenka Nahlovska (Secretary of the Czech Arbitration Court), David Zonana (filmmaker), Anna Kazejak (filmmaker), Andreas Koefoed (filmmaker) and Robin Tallendier Co-Founder at Atelier Wen.
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