Past Event

Protectionism Today

September 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501

Few global issues are as fundamentally important in so many ways as global free trade. Join us for a very special evening with insights from five of the world’s top experts on trade between nations. The conference will provide a platform for academics and policy makers to discuss how to bolster trade and economic cooperation amid global economic uncertainties and rising protectionism.

The agenda of the evening's event is as follows:

Chair and moderator: Jagdish Bhagwati, Former Advisor to the World Trade Organization; and University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Relations, Columbia University

"Are 1980s Trade Policies Appropriate for Today?": Chad P. Bown, Former Senior Economist for International Trade and Investment, White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) during the Obama administration; and Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

"Déjà Vu All Over Again: Three Strikes and Out and the Trump Administration": Petros C. Mavroidis, Legal Advisor to the World Trade Organization; and Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law, Columbia Law School

"The Flawed Obsession with China": Phil Levy, Former White House and State Department Economist during the George W. Bush administration; and Senior Fellow, Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

"Preferential Trade Agreements": Pravin Krishna, Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Please note that an RSVP is required to attend this event.

If you are unable to attend, you can watch the livestream below: 

Contact Information

Center on Global Economic Governance