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About the Speech:

In an era where a growing number of voices oppose globalisation, Mr Lamy examined the likelihood of the emergence of a period of so-called ‘de-globalisation’. He analysed the tendency towards the rhetoric of trade protectionism and economic nationalism, and evaluated whether this trend will succeed in changing the course of economic, social and cultural integration.

About the Speaker:

Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from September 2005 to August 2013. He was Chef de Cabinet to President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, from 1985 to 1994. He then joined Credit Lyonnais as CEO until 1999, before returning to Brussels as European Trade Commissioner until 2004. Mr. Lamy holds degrees from HEC School of Management, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).