The Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education has an exciting online programme designed for all Trade Practitioners. The next session of Trade Policy for Today’s World is from 7-18 August 2023.

Globalisation has made our economies more dependent on international sources and foreign markets, and redefined both the subject matter of trade and its ties to other spheres of public policy. In addition to goods, modern trade policymakers must also deal with rules affecting the movement of services, capital, data, and intellectual property rights. They also need to balance commercial objectives with considerations of diplomacy, security, social policy, and the environment, and must be prepared to operate simultaneously at national, bilateral, regional, and multilateral levels.

Trade Policy for Today’s World is designed to help make sense of these issues and provide ways to operate effectively. This two-week online programme uses blended learning to enhance your ability to analyse, formulate, negotiate, and litigate in this field. Through a combination of interactive sessions and independent work, you will gain a practical approach that improves the core trade policy competencies as well as learning about the latest political and policy developments in this field.

Led by Faculty Chair Robert Lawrence, you will explore current issues including technological frontiers in e-commerce, global value-chains in an era of tariff wars and COVID-19, U.S.-China frictions, the return of economic nationalism and the rise of populism, deindustrialisation, the operation of the WTO and the proliferation of discriminatory alternatives, and demands that a system designed at the close of the Cold War be reformed to address the needs of the 21st century.

Learn more about the programme and apply here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Programme Director, Cindy Wong.