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Pascal Lamy, Former Head of the World Trade Organization

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Pascal Lamy, former head of the World Trade Organization
Sponsor: 

Woodrow Wilson School and the EU program

Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization, will present a public lecture at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and Princeton University’s European Union Program.

Lamy served as director-general of the World Trade Organization from September, 2005 until September 2013. He is currently the honorary president of Paris-based think tank Notre Europe.

Lamy began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an adviser to Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy.

In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, Lamy was chief of staff for the president of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7.  In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatization in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, Lamy was commissioner for trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi.

After his tenure in Brussels, Lamy spent a short sabbatical period as president of Notre Europe,  a think tank working on European integration, as associate professor at the l’Institut d’études politiques in Paris and as adviser to Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of the European Socialist Party).