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In 2016 the Chicago Council Survey of public opinion recorded its highest levels of support for globalization. Yet anti-globalist sentiments have often set the tone during the presidential election campaign. Candidates of all stripes have accused free trade of eliminating jobs and depressing wages, while immigrants and international organizations have come under frequent fire. Internationally too, the Brexit vote was a landmark rejection of economic and political integration by UK voters. How should we think about the global challenges facing the next administration? How should they take account of skepticism around the world regarding open markets and also serve America’s vital interests in an increasingly interdependent world?

When: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 Where: Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center, 130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 Cost: $10.00 (use the discount code “YALE” during the registration process to receive the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' member price)

Speakers

  • Jeffrey E. Garten

    Author and Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management
    Speaker

    Jeffrey E. Garten is dean emeritus at the Yale School of Management, where he teaches courses on the global economy. Prior to joining Yale in 1996, he served in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations, and he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the Clinton administration. Garten is the author of the recently released book, "From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives." He has also written widely on the global economy in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the Harvard Business Review, and is the author of five books on global economics and politics.

  • Edward Luce

    Washington Commentator, The Financial Times
    Moderator

    Edward Luce is the Washington commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column on US politics, economy, and foreign policy. Previously, he served as the FT’s Washington bureau chief. He has also worked as the FT’s South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, capital markets editor in London, and as the Philippines correspondent. Luce was previously the speechwriter for Lawrence H. Summers. He is the author of "In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India," and "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent."