The Institute hosted a special luncheon meeting for Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), during his visit to Washington to promote renewed progress in trade negotiations. He addressed the outlook for the Doha Round.
Pascal Lamy has had a very distinguished record of public service in the government of his native France, in a series of multilateral institutions, and in the private sector. Prior to becoming Director General of the WTO last September, he was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission from 1999 to 2004 and its chief negotiator in the early stages of the Doha process. He had previously served as chief of staff for Jacque Delors while he was president of the European Commission from 1985 to 1994, and from 1994 to 1999 as part of the team that rescued Credit Lyonnais and subsequently as its CEO until the bank's privatization.