September 30 Conference: Trade Issues Today

Tue, 2016-08-30

This one-day conference includes a range of panels on the World Trade System and will feature distinguished speakers and leaders from Columbia University, the American Enterprise Institute, the Government of India, and more. Separate registration is required for the afternoon and evening sessions.

The event is co-sponsored with the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Center on Global Economic Governance.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Columbia University
Jerome Greene Hall 106
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Registration

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session I. Currency Manipulation and the International Trade System
Moderator: Guillermo Calvo, Columbia University
Panelists: Joseph Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session II. Mega-Regional Agreements and the World Trade System
Moderator: Pravin Krishna, Johns Hopkins University
Panelists: Daniel Altman, New York University
Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School
Douglas Irwin, Dartmouth College
Robert Lawrence, Harvard Kennedy School
Susan Schwab, former United States Trade Representative

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Intermission/Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session III. Globalization, Labor Markets, Trade with China, and Income Inequality
Moderator: Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute
Panelists: Caroline Freund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia Business School
Phil Levy, Chicago Council on World Affairs

Evening Session
Casa Italiana
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
(b/w 116th and 118th Streets)
New York, NY 10027

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception (First floor, Casa Italiana)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Session IV. Trade Issues Today (Teatro, Casa Italiana)
Moderator: Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University
Panelists: Alan Krueger, Princeton University
Leif Pagrotsky, former Trade Minister of Sweden
Arvind Panagariya, Cabinet Minister and Senior Advisor to PM of India
Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico

Concluding Remarks: Merit Janow, Dean of SIPA


About the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business
The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business serves as the hub of global activity at Columbia Business School. The institute draws on the expertise of world-class faculty members and business leaders to help shape the thinking and discourse on major global business issues. By sharing its thought leadership, training the next generation of global leaders, and supporting major research, the Chazen Institute serves as a gateway to the people and ideas that transform the global marketplace.




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