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News announcement10 June 2021Directorate-General for International Partnerships

Watch Live our Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Pascal Lamy - 10 June 16:30 CET


The COVID pandemic will have been the largest global shock since WWII. It will have affected disproportionately and differently developing countries. Pascal Lamy asks before the event: what are the likely consequences on their geoeconomic and geopolitical environment? How can international cooperation be relaunched in order to avoid a further fracture between North and South?

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Pascal Lamy is the President of the Paris Peace Forum and Brunswick Europe Chair. He shares his other activities between the Jacques Delors think tanks (Paris, Berlin, Brussels), the presidency of the UNWTO ethics of tourism committee, of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PEEC), and the Musiciens du Louvre orchestra (Marc Minkowski).

He also holds positions in various French, European, and global boards or advisory boards (Mo Ibrahim Foundation, IFPRI, CERRE, TMEA, Transparency International, Alpbach Forum, Beijing Forum, World Trade Forum, WEF global risks, Europaeum, Collegium international etc.).

He is affiliate Professor at the China Europe International Business School CEIBS, Shanghai, and at HEC (Paris).

From 2005 to 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WT0).

He previously was European Commissioner for trade (1999-2004), CEO of Crédit Lyonnais (1994-1999), Chief of Staff to the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors and his G7 sherpa (1985-1994), Deputy Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister (1983-1985) and to the French Minister for Economy and Finance (1981-1983).


Publication date
10 June 2021
Directorate-General for International Partnerships