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Are Trade Agreements in America's Best Interest?

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The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host the event “Are Trade Agreements in America’s Best Interest” as part of its Georgetown on the Hill series Thursday, March 6, 2014.

The United States is pursuing an ambitious trade agreements program, one that ultimately will require Congressional approval through the renewed Trade Promotion Authority. Yet, there is substantial public and political opposition to such renewal. The crux of the argument boils down to a simple question – do trade agreements serve American interests? A panel of experts will discuss a range of perspectives, including economic growth, dislocation costs, and geopolitical interests, in an attempt to answer this question.

Panelists include:

  • Josh Bivens, research and policy director, Economic Policy Institute
  • Nelson Cunningham, president, McLarty Associates
  • Caroline Freund, senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Bob Vastine, senior industry and innovation fellow at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, will introduce the panel and J. Bradford Jensen, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a senior policy scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, will serve as moderator.

Follow the discussion on Twitter at #GtownontheHill.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Noon
Lunch will be served.

WHERE:
Rayburn Building
45 Independence Avenue, SW
Room B-318
Washington, DC

RSVP:
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, assistant dean for communications, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, nonpartisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic, and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. Learn more at http://cbpp.georgetown.edu.