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Arancha González Laya

Dean, Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po


Arancha González Laya is the dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po. Previously, she served as Spain’s minister of foreign affairs and as assistant secretary general at the United Nations. She was also executive director of the International Trade Centre and chief of staff to the World Trade Organisation’s director-general, Pascal Lamy. At the WTO, she played an active role in launching the organisation’s ‘Aid for Trade’ initiative and served as the director-general’s representative to the G20. Prior to that, she held several positions at the European Commission, where she negotiated trade agreements and assisted developing countries in their trade development efforts.

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