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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2017

 

DISCUSSION: IMPACT OF NAFTA ON U.S. TRADE

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Present “Renegotiating NAFTA: A Policy Forum” on Capitol Hill, Apr. 19

 

WHAT: The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host “Renegotiating NAFTA: A Policy Forum” on Wednesday, April 19, at the Rayburn Building as part of its Georgetown on the Hill series.

Since NAFTA's ratification in 1993, its provisions have become ingrained in the North American economy. Agriculture exporters and service providers depend on it. Manufacturers have built elaborate supply chains based on its assurance of open markets.

Senior experts will discuss the administration’s decision to renegotiate NAFTA and will analyze what the United States must offer to Canada and Mexico to increase U.S. imports.

Panelists include:

  • José Díaz-Briseño, correspondent, Reforma;
  • Matt Gold, adjunct professor of law, Fordham University School of Law, former deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for North America;
  • Jason Kearns, chief international trade counsel to the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives; and
  • Ambassador Darci Vetter, former chief agricultural negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

J. Bradford Jensen, senior policy scholar at the Center for Business and Public Policy and McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, will moderate the discussion. 

The Georgetown on the Hill series brings the work of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Capitol Hill to foster collaboration and dialog among academics, industry experts, and policymakers.

 

WHEN:         

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served.

 

WHERE:

Rayburn House Office Building

Room 2075

45 Independence Ave. SW

Washington, DC 20515         

 

RSVP

Those interested in attending the event should register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgetown-on-the-hill-renegotiating-nafta-a-policy-forum-tickets-33570861350.

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Molly Fleenor, assistant director of communications, at (202) 687-5254 or Molly.Fleenor@georgetown.edu.

Follow the conversation on Twitter @GeorgetownCBPP with the hashtag #GeorgetownOnTheHill.

 

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic research center whose mission is to engage scholars, industry experts, and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to inform issues at the nexus of business and public policy. Established in 2002 at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the center conducts empirical economic analysis, disseminates information and issue analysis, and encourages thoughtful discussion on a range of issues, including pending legislation and proposed regulatory change. Learn more at http://cbpp.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter: @GeorgetownCBPP

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the premier destination for global business education, provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs prepare students to be “global ready” by providing a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or custom programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter: @msbgu.