CTEI is the Graduate Institute's Centre of Excellence for research on international trade. The Centre brings together the research activities of eminent professors of economics, law and political science in the area of trade, economic integration and globalization. The Centre provides a forum for discussion and dialogue between the global research community, including the Institute's student body and research centres in the developing world, and the international business community, as well as international organisations and NGOs. The Centre runs research projects and organises events. Very occasionally, the Centre hosts a visiting scholar. A core goal of the Centre is to foster genuine, interdisciplinary research and to work across discipline to foster solutions that address the major societal issues of today.