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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.
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Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin

FGV School of Law
Associate professor
Sao Paulo
Professor Michelle Ratton-Sanchez is Pontes Consultant in Brazil. Currently a professor at the Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation (DireitoGV/ FGV-EDESP), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and researcher at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Research (CEBRAP), for the project entitled “Democracy and Law in Brazil.” She earned a Ph.D. with distinction from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil, Department of Philosophy and General Theory of Law (2004). She was a visiting scholar at the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS), in Geneva, Switzerland (2001) and she has a Bachelor in law from the Law School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a specialization in Business Law (1998). She received a fellowship from the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) during her Ph.D. studies (2001-2004) and, during her undergraduate studies (1995-1998), as well as a fellowship from the Brazilian Governmental Foundation in the Special Program Trainee for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (PET-CAPES). Her areas of interest include international economic law, recent changes in international regulation and how non-state actors influence and participate in international fora and policies. Since 2003, she has worked together with other researchers on the creation of an innovative course on global law for the DireitoGV Law School, this course was started for undergraduates in 2005. Professor Ratton-Sanchez’s research proposal is entitled, “The Incorporation of OECD Rules and Practices by the Brazilian Legal System: Intergovernmental System vs. Transnational Regulation.” During her residency, Professor Ratton-Sanchez will be affiliated with the Institute for International Law and Justice’s Global Administrative Law project.