Silke Trommer is a political economist working on the global trading system, with a background and research interest in development studies, social movement studies/transnational studies and international law.
She received her academic training from the University of Dublin Trinity College, Ireland (BA in European Studies), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, France (Diploma in International Relations), Europa-Institut der Universitaet des Saarlandes, Germany (LLM in European Law) and the University of Helsinki, Finland (Doctor of Social Sciences).
She has practically engaged with her fields of research during temporary work experience with DG Trade of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, the International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland and the trade campaign of the INGO ENDA Third World in Dakar, Senegal.
Her special fields of interest are: International Trade, Non-State Actors, Trade and Development.
Silke Trommer has also worked on Research venture 1. Global Political Economy and the Regulation and Reform of the WTO and Research venture 6. Normative pluralism. Her research concerns civil society involvement with trade policy formation. She focuses on the negotiations of the EU-West African Economic Partnership Agreement as a practical example of civil society participation in trade decision-making and its implications for trade governance.
Her current project is on The World Trade Organisation and the Future of the Multilateral Trade System
She is a member of the Commission on the Future of the Mutilateral Trading System, she is also an associate expert with the African Agency for Trade and Sustainable Development and she is affiliated with the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights and a member of the Network Institute for Global Democratisation.