welcome to the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade
and the International Trade Institute
The Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade and the International Trade Institute have been established to support the School and University’s
mission through conducting research and organizing conferences, seminars, lecture series, and other public events.
The International Trade Institute was established in 1979. Its mission is to support the international mission of the university by, inter alia, promoting research on
international trade and related issues, and encouraging scholarly endeavors of its faculty and students.
Since its inception in 1993, the Center has become a valuable
resource for joint research and faculty and student exchanges.
The Center is a key location for educational entities, businesses
and governments to turn to for up to date and relevant information
on the Western Hemisphere. The Center provides a forum for international
discussion and debate for representatives from countries in the
Western Hemisphere regarding issues that affect trade and other
economic relations within the Hemisphere. Through its alliance
with educational entities, businesses and governments throughout
the Hemisphere, the Center offers practical and targeted lectures
imparted by visiting faculty, professionals, society leaders and
The Center and the Institute work in tandem to serve the University and the larger business and scholarly communities. Activities include
the regular publication of the International Trade Journal, the flagship and highly successful academic journal, now in its 27th year
of publication, as well as the International Bank of Commerce Keynote Speaker Series and the annual Conference on the Western Hemisphere.
The links on this web site will take to all these activities. We hope you will visit this site repeatedly, since new material is added on a frequent
Thanks for visiting us, and we look forward to your comments and feedback – and repeat visits.