LIVE STREAM: Trade-Offs in the Global Economy

Ambassador Michael Froman, Former United States Trade Representative (2013-17); Ambassador Susan Schwab, Former United States Trade Representative (2006-09) Moderated by James Politi.

2020 could be a pivotal year for global trade. Prolonged trade wars and disputes, a lagging global economy, and supply chains strained by coronavirus may compel governments to reassess their trade relations. In a connected yet increasingly protectionist world, how does the United States balance the need to open markets and strengthen standards around the world with a desire for greater self-reliance? What are the implications of this debate for American workers and corporations?

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Speaker Bio


1:15 p.m. CT
Program begins 

1:45 p.m. CT
Audience Q&A 

2:00 p.m. CT

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