Why we need global institutions | Gabriel Duque | TEDxKyoto
An expert in economic diplomacy with a special interest in institution building and governance, the former Ambassador of Columbia to Japan, Gabriel Duque, believes we need to build strong, inclusive and global institutions. He tells us – if we don’t manage the rapid pace of technological innovation, as well as social and environmental change, it will manage us.
Gabriel Duque is an expert in economic diplomacy and has a special interest in institution building and governance. His public office service with the Colombian Government includes working as Ambassador of Colombia to Japan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Colombia to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Adjunct Ambassador of Colombia to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Vice-Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism, International Negotiator of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism, and Director of Enterprise Development of the National Planning Department (DNP) He received a PhD in Economics from New York University, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a bachelor´s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes. As an academic, he has collaborated with universities in Colombia, the US and Europe as professor, guest speaker, and researcher in the fields of industrial organization, productivity and competitiveness.