Ambassador Roberto AzevÃªdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization will give a public address on where the WTO should go now. Ambassador AzevÃªdo will reflect on how trade issues might play in to the G20 process â€" a timely discussion in the lead up to Australiaâ€™s hosting of the G20 Summit in November.
Ambassador AzevÃªdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. In 2008 he was appointed Permanent Representative of Brazil to the WTO and other International Economic Organisations in Geneva. His appointment as Director-General of the WTO took effect on 1 September 2013 for a four-year term. Ambassador AzevÃªdo has been a frequent lecturer on topics related to international economics and has published numerous articles on these issues.
The ANU book with Brookings Institution, The G20 Summit at Five: Time for Strategic Leadership, as well as a similarly themed East Asia Forum Quarterly, will be launched on the day of the lecture.
This public forum is presented by the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
Further information about the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research: https://crawford.anu.edu.au/research_units/eaber/