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Schieffer Series: Confronting the Challenges of Trade in a New Century

October 7, 2019 • 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

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Please join us for this season's next installment of the Schieffer Series, "Confronting the Challenges of Trade in a New Century."

Since the end of the Second World War, the status quo on trade has allowed global commerce and prosperity to flourish. The United States led the establishment of this status quo, wielding its unmatched economic strength with strong policy leadership to create an international consensus. Today, however, nearly 20 years into the 21st century, the world is being reshaped by accelerating technological advances and geopolitical shifts. The stability of the status quo is beginning to fracture. At home, the United States faces growing economic inequality and rapidly changing workforce needs. Abroad, economic competitors are growing into rivals, threatening American economic leadership on the world stage. These developments create challenges to U.S. economic leadership with roots at home and abroad.

Join broadcast legend Bob Schieffer and the co-chairs of the new CSIS Trade Commission on Affirming American Leadership, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senator William E. Brock, and Mr. Frederick W. Smith, as we explore the changing global dynamics on trade and discuss the work of their Commission.

Pre-Event Reception - 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Event - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


About the CSIS-TCU Schieffer Series

Hosted by CBS News legend and CSIS Trustee Bob Schieffer, the Schieffer Series features thoughtful panel discussions with senior officials, lawmakers, journalists, and policy experts to discuss global challenges and critical issues of national security and foreign policy.

Now in its 11th consecutive year, the Schieffer Series is produced by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas.

This series is made possible with the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

For information or inquiries contact

William E. Brock

William E. Brock

Former CSIS Counselor and Trustee
Bob Schieffer
Former Moderator, Face the Nation, CBS; and Former CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent