Globalization and World Economy Program

The program on globalization and world economy analyzes current developments in world trade. It deals with both the multilateral landscape of trade within the framework of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral trade relations.

The program focuses on European and American trade policy, as well as transatlantic cooperation on trade. Furthermore, it examines the role of informal forums, such as the G7 and G20, and their effectiveness in influencing trade-related issues.

Key topics:

  • The WTO and its possible reform – especially against the background of current US trade policy under President Donald Trump
  • Transatlantic relations on trade and investments, as well as a possible trade agreement between the EU and US
  • The escalating trade dispute between the US and China and its impact on the EU


Past events

18:00 - 20:00 | 12 May 2016

Global Governance in Transition

How can the G20 help overcome regional fragmentation?

German, Turkish, and Chinese experts came together to discuss the G20's most pressing questions, at a panel discussion organized in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE) and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). The discussion was part of the Think 20 (T20) process under the aegis of the Chinese G20 presidency.

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