The Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy and the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development invite you to a panel discussion entitled

Developing Country Voices: Rescuing the Development Agenda of the Doha Round

March 6, 2006
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
6th Floor Auditorium

With the Hong Kong WTO Ministerial behind us, tough negotiating deadlines loom in the multilateral trade talks. Will the Doha Round support real development benefits and renewed confidence in the WTO system? What remains for the United States, Europe, and developing countries to do now to forge balanced trade rules and coherent policy approaches which address development concerns?

We are pleased to welcome a distinguished panel of influential officials and experts to consider the diversity of developing country interests on key trade and development issues.

Welcome by Kent H. Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center and Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz, Executive Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Moderated by Elizabeth Becker, GMF Fellow and frequent contributor to the International Herald Tribune


Debapriya Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh
Anwarul Hoda, Planning Commission of India; former WTO Deputy Director General
Faizel Ismail, Ambassador to the WTO, South Africa
Mario Matus, Ambassador to the WTo, Chile (invited)
Kaliopate Tavola, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Fiji

Kindly RSVP to Sam Major at 202-745-6692 or smajor@gmfus.org

Made possible through the generous support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, this program is part of a series of dialogues bringing developing country policymakers together with U.S. and European stakeholders to further the Doha Development Agenda.