About this Event:
For most of the 20th century free trade was the cornerstone of a successful economic policy. But while organizations and treaties like NAFTA and the EU have created wealth and prosperity at the national and corporate level, many feel they ignore the needs of common citizens. With Brexit, the rhetoric of President Trump, and the collapse of the TPP, it now seems that popular support for free trade has swung in the other direction. Is this a permanent shift, or a brief fad that will be corrected by economic necessity?
Join us Tuesday, June 26, for a luncheon as Rufus H. Yerxa discusses the future of global trade.
11:30am Doors Open
12:00pm Program and Lunch
Rufus H. Yerxa has been the President of the National Foreign Trade Council since May 2016. He began a career in government as a legal advisor to the U.S. International Trade Commission, and from 2002–2013 he served as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization, the largest international economic organization in the world.
$35 for Program and Lunch