Video On Demand

Building a U.S. Trade Enforcement Agenda that Works

December 13, 2017 • 8:45 am – 12:00 pm EST

The current system of trade enforcement is under stress from market-distorting policies in state-capitalist economies like China; inadequacies in the toolkit of trade remedies in the United States; and weaknesses in the WTO dispute settlement system, which combined have led to increased skepticism of the merits of free trade and growing support for more protectionist policies.

Please join the CSIS Simon Chair for
a keynote conversation with former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman followed by two panel discussions with a range of U.S. experts. The panelists will explore both the causes of the aforementioned problems facing free trade today, as well as possible solutions.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Alcoa Foundation.
 
8:45 am      Welcome and Introduction
 
Matthew P. Goodman  
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS    
 
8:50 am      Keynote Conversation
                       
Ambassador Michael Froman
Former U.S. Trade Representative, and Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations               
                         
Jacob Schlesinger
Senior Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
                              
                              
9:30 am      Panel Discussion: Diagnosing the Problem
 
Claire Reade
Senior Counsel, Arnold Porter and Senior Associate, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
 
Charles Levy
Partner at Cassidy Levy Kent   
 
Scott Kennedy
Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
 
Moderated by:
Matthew P. Goodman
William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy and Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, CSIS    
 
10:45 am      Panel Discussion: Possible Solutions

Chad Bown
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
 
Bruce Hirsh
Principal, Tailwind Global Strategies LLC, Former Assistant USTR for Japan, Korea, and APEC
 
John Veroneau
Partner, Covington and Burling
 
Moderated by:
Scott Miller
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS 
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Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education
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Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
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Claire Reade
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics