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TODAY - NDN Kicks Off New Series on the Economy w/ Jagdish Bhagwati, Robert Shapiro
Please join NDN and its affiliate, the New Policy Institute, today at noon for the kick-off a new series of events discussing the challenges facing the American and global economies. The series, coming months after policymakers confronted the most serious global economic crisis of the modern era, will examine domestic and international economic issues with the ultimate aim of envisioning a new economic strategy for the age of globalization. This event comes at a particularly important moment in this conversation as America and an increasingly important group of the world's leading economic powers prepare for the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh later this month.
Joining us today will be leading international economist Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, the University Professor at Columbia University, special adviser to the UN and the World Trade Organization, and author of In Defense of Globalization and Termites in the Trading System. He, along with NDN Globalization Initiative Chair Dr. Robert Shapiro, will discuss the impact of the Great Recession on international trade and the trading system, the danger of protectionism, and the path forward on the Doha Development Round. Shapiro will open the event with brief remarks and moderate a question and answer period. Both speakers will take questions from the live audience and those watching online.
To learn more about the work of NDN's Globalization Initiative, which seeks to create a 21st century economic strategy for America, visit www.ndn.org. For more on NDN's affiliate, the New Policy Institute, visit www.newpolicyinstitute.org.
For some background material prior to the event, please take a look at:
- The Key to the Fall Debate: Staying Focused on the Economy by Simon Rosenberg, Huffington Post, September 3, 2009.
- Noticing and Solving the Problems with Jobs and Wages by Robert Shapiro, July 23, 2009
- Legal Trade Barriers Must Be Kept in Checkby Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya, Financial Times, June 12, 2009
- The G-20 Summit and Beyond (video) Robert Shapiro, April 3, 2009
- Check It by Jagdish Bhagwati, The New Republic, April 1, 2009
- President Obama and Trade Policy (speech) Jagdish Bhagwati, February 19, 2009
- The Fallout of the Great Recession for Tradeby Robert Shapiro, February 11, 2009