Globalization, the U.S. Economy, and Political Backlash

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Feb 29, 2024, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
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Please join us for a panel discussion sponsored jointly by the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Political support for the globalization of the American economy seems to have fallen dramatically in the past decade. While from the start of Ronald Reagan's presidency (1980) through the end of that of Barack Obama (2016), both American political parties supported open global markets, this has changed since Donald Trump's presidency. The global financial crisis, economic distress in various regions at home, new geopolitical competition with China and Russia and others, as well as attempts to address climate change, have altered the political environment for international trade, foreign investment, labor migration, and technological exchange. Are the United States and the world de-globalizing? What is the nature of the political backlash against globalization in the United States today? How will the presidential election of 2024 affect all of this?

Welcoming remarks will be offered by SPIA Dean Amaney A. Jamal and SPIA in DC Director Zach Vertin. The discussion will be moderated by Lazard CEO Peter R. Orszag, and will feature PIIE senior fellow Cullen S. Hendrix and SPIA’s Helen V. Milner, B.C. Forbes Professor of Public Affairs, professor of politics and international affairs, and director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. 

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