Understanding the New Dynamics of Agrifood Trade, Perspectives by Pascal Lamy

Geopolitical tensions, as well as conflicts at the regional, national, and local levels, climate change and sustainability challenges, and the troubling rise in the number of malnourished people worldwide form part of the complex web of factors shaping agrifood dynamics, and in turn, trade policies and negotiations.

Please join us for a lecture by IFPRI Board Chair Pascal Lamy, a foremost expert in international trade matters, who served as the European Union’s Trade Commissioner and as the World Trade Organization’s Director General. In examining past, present, and possible future dynamics of agrifood trade, Lamy will focus on evolving implications for developing countries and set forth potential approaches to aligning trade policies with the imperatives of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security, and poverty reduction.

The lecture will be followed by comments from a panel of international trade experts and a Q&A session.

Opening Remarks

  • Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI; Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR
  • Marcus Noland, Director General, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Keynote Speaker

  • Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (2005–2013); President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute

International Trade Expert Panel

  • Mary Lovely, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
  • Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
  • Sherman Robinson, Research Fellow Emeritus, IFPRI