Friday October 14, 2016
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Controversies surrounding trade policy have been front and center during the 2016 presidential and congressional campaigns. Noted scholars from the Institute for International Economic Policy will discuss current and future trade policy dynamics in the context of growing skepticism about “free trade” both in the United States and abroad. For example, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have voiced strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is the signature trade initiative of President Obama. Many public opinion polls also reflect deep bipartisan apprehension about continued trade liberalization, which has been a cornerstone of post-World War II U.S, foreign and economic policy.
12:00 – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 PM: US Trade Policy & the 2016 Election
- Steve Suranovic, GWU, Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
- Michael Moore, GWU, Professor of Economics & International Affairs
- Susan Aaronson, GWU, Research Professor of International Affairs
- Maggie Chen, GWU, Professor of Economics & International Affairs