Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

Coordinator of the Jacques Delors Think Tanks (Paris, Berlin, Brussels), President of Paris Peace Forum, Former DG of WTO


Pascal Lamy ( is the President of the Paris Peace Forum and of the European branch of the Brunswick Group. He coordinates the Jacques Delors Institutes (Paris, Berlin, Brussels).

He is also President or member of various boards with a global, european or french vocation (European Starfish Mission (ocean), Mo Ibrahim Foundation, European Climate Foundation, IFPRI, PECC, CERRE, TMEA, Antarctica 2020, Transparency International, Alpbach Forum, Beijing Forum, World Trade Forum, WEF, Global Risks, Europaeum, Collegium international, Musiciens du Louvre, Institut Mendes-France, Colbert Foundation, etc.).

He is an affiliated professor at the China Europe International Business School CEIBS (Shanghai) and at HEC (Paris).

From 2005 to 2013, Pascal Lamy served two consecutive terms as Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He was previously Trade Commissioner (1999-2004), Director General of Crédit Lyonnais (1994-1999), Chief of Staff of the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors and his G7 Sherpa (1985-1994), Deputy Chief of Staff of the French Prime Minister (1983-1985) and to the French Minister of the Economy and Finance (1981-1983).

Last publication “Strange new world” (Odile Jacob 2020), “Où va le monde?” (Odile Jacob 2018).

Lamy was previously a member of the 21st Century Council, Council for the Future of Europe, and The WorldPost Advisory Council.

Pascal Lamy ( est le Président du Forum de Paris sur la Paix et de la branche Europe du Groupe Brunswick. Il coordonne les Instituts Jacques Delors (Paris, Berlin, Bruxelles).

Il est également président ou membre de divers conseils à vocation globale, européenne ou française (Mission européenne Starfish (océan), Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Fondation européenne pour le climat, IFPRI,  PECC, CERRE, TMEA, Antarctica 2020,Transparency International, Alpbach Forum, Beijing Forum, World Trade Forum, WEF, Global Risks, Europaeum, Collegium international, Musiciens du Louvre, Institut Mendes-France, fondation Colbert, etc.).

Il est professeur affilié à la China Europe International Business School CEIBS (Shanghai) et à HEC (Paris).

De 2005 à 2013, Pascal Lamy a exercé deux mandats consécutifs de Directeur Général de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC). Il était précédemment commissaire au commerce (1999-2004), directeur général du Crédit Lyonnais (1994-1999), directeur de cabinet du Président de la Commission européenne, Jacques Delors ainsi que son sherpa au G7 (1985-1994), directeur adjoint du cabinet  du Premier Ministre  (1983-1985) et du Ministre de l’économie et des finances (1981-1983).

Dernière publication “Strange new world” (Odile Jacob 2020), “Où va le monde ? » (Odile Jacob 2018).

composed by Arswain
machine learning consultation by Anna Tskhovrebov
commissioned by the Berggruen Institute
premiered at the Bradbury Building
downtown Los Angeles
april 22, 2022

Human perception of what sounds “beautiful” is necessarily biased and exclusive. If we are to truly expand our hearing apparatus, and thus our notion of beauty, we must not only shed preconceived sonic associations but also invite creative participation from beings non-human and non-living. We must also begin to cede creative control away from ourselves and toward such beings by encouraging them to exercise their own standards of beauty and collaborate with each other.

Movement I: Alarm Call
‘Alarm Call’ is a long-form composition and sound collage that juxtaposes, combines, and manipulates alarm calls from various human, non-human, and non-living beings. Evolutionary biologists understand the alarm call to be an altruistic behavior between species, who, by warning others of danger, place themselves by instinct in a broader system of belonging. The piece poses the question: how might we hear better to broaden and enhance our sense of belonging in the universe? Might we behave more altruistically if we better heed the calls of – and call out to – non-human beings?

Using granular synthesis, biofeedback, and algorithmic modulation, I fold the human alarm call – the siren – into non-human alarm calls, generating novel “inter-being” sonic collaborations with increasing sophistication and complexity. 

Movement II: A.I.-Truism
A synthesizer piece co-written with an AI in the style of Vangelis’s Blade Runner score, to pay homage to the space of the Bradbury Building.

Movement III: Alarmism
A machine learning model “learns” A.I.Truism and recreates Alarm Call, generating an original fusion of the two.

Movement IV: A.I. Call
A machine learning model “learns” Alarm Call and recreates A.I.Truism, generating an original fusion of the two.