Pascal Lamy is the former Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), serving two terms from 2005 to 2013. He is President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute, President of the French Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), President of the World Committee of Tourism Ethics, former European Commissioner for Trade, and sits on the boards of numerous organizations.
Beginning in 1981, Mr. Lamy served as advisor to the French Minister of Economy and Finance advisor, Jacques Delors, and was Deputy Head of Cabinet to French Prime Minister, Pierre Mauroy beginning in 1983. From 1985 through 1994, he was Head of Cabinet for Jacques Delors, when he was President of the European Commission.
From 1994 until 1999, he served as Director General at Crédit Lyonnais before serving at the European Commission as Commissioner for Trade until 2004. Mr. Lamy has also published numerous books on Europe including Où va le monde ? (2017), Quand la France s’éveillera (2014), and The Geneva Consensus (2013)
Since 2019, he has served as chair of the Paris Peace Forum, a new innovative global governance initiative. He regularly lectures on the areas of globalisation, global governance, international trade, international economics, regional integration, as well as European and French issues.
He graduated from HEC Paris, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, and the Ecole Nationale d’ Administration. He holds the rank of Commander of the French Navy.
Environment and International Trade: The New European Posture
I. International trade and the environment: a complex and debated relationship at the theoretical level, though certain principles now seem to be established, if not recognized Since the 1990s, when environmental issues — and in particular climate change — began to occupy a prominent place in international affairs, the relationship between environmental protection and open … Continuedlire l'article
“Following Ukraine, We Need A New Recovery Plan”, a Conversation with Pascal Lamy
You have been at the core of European construction for a long time. Can you help us understand the changes that are taking place since the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Basically, what happened last weekend in Brussels? I think that we have experienced another step in the transformation of the European Union into a true … Continuedlire l'article
Defining European Sovereignty, a conversation with Pascal Lamy
For a long time, Europe has had a sickly relationship with power. But the claim to “power” now seems to have been assumed by European leaders. The French Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, even speaks of a new “mental and concrete projection towards power”. What is your feeling on this issue? The … Continuedlire l'article
The groundwork of European power
Answering the crisis of multilateralism with polylateralism
To overcome the crisis of multilateralism that surged in a world full of tensions, one of the keys is polylateralism. This concept aims to rethink international relations, going beyond the quasi-monopoly of sovereign States, by developing hybrid forms of organizations able to bring together new and diversified actors driven by efficiency. The outdated Westphalian theory … Continuedlire l'article
Polylateralism as the way forward, a conversation with Pascal Lamy
Serving as President of the Paris Peace Forum, Pascal Lamy, in this exclusive interview with le Grand Continent, puts forth the global strategy and doctrine behind this initiative : in a world which will remain chaotic despite Donald Trump’s disappearance, polylateralism appears to be the key to address the crisis of multilateralism.lire l'article
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What is polylateralism?
On April the 1st, we will discuss a concept proposed by Pascal Lamy in an interview published by the Groupe d'études Géopolitiques. According to him, in a world...
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Seven Ideas For a European Cultural Recovery Plan
A discussion about a set of seven innovative proposals from a policy paper written by Giuliano da Empoli