Alumni

America First: Trump's Trade Policy

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

International Roundtable

July 19, 2018: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Is the US laying the groundwork for a trade war or are the daily pronouncements mere bargaining chips in a carrot and stick approach to diplomacy?

Where

Gleacher Center
RM 203
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

www.gleachercenter.com

 

NOTE ON PARKING
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
$8.00 after 3:00 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday for a 12-hour period
Garage: Self Park Facility
Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $8.00 fee.

Detailed Directions:
Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
a) When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street
b) If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.

Event Details

The daily headlines suggest a high stakes game of chicken with China, South Korea, NAFTA, stock market gyrations and more. Is the US laying the groundwork for a trade war or are the daily pronouncements mere bargaining chips in a carrot and stick approach to diplomacy? A year ago Dr. Levy spoke to the International Roundtable and expressed misgivings about pronouncements coming from the administration's trade policy advisor Peter Navarro. Now that the threat of tariffs, retaliatory actions, and protectionism are now policy actions, what should investors, exporters, and importers know to prepare themselves? Dr. Levy tackles these tough questions again in a return to the International Roundtable. Join us.

 

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm networking
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm presentation
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm cash bar at The Midway Club

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Questions/Concerns/Suggestions for Speakers? Contact the Leadership Team
Karl L. Buschmann
kbuschma@ChicagoBooth.edu
847 310 0412

Sheryl Jiang
Sheryl.jiang@chicagobooth.edu
312 607 0889

Sophia Kholodenko
skholode@uchicago.edu
773 702 0783

 

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Career Management
In transition? Looking for a job? Come to the networking session for information exchange.

 

Upcoming Sessions
Mark your calendar for upcoming International Roundtable sessions on the third Thursday of the month in 2018.

Deadline: 7/19/2018

Program

6:00 PM-6:30 PM: networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: cash bar at The Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Phillip Levy (Speaker)
Senior Fellow, Global Economy, The Chicago Council for Global Affairs
www.thechicagocouncil.org

Phil Levy is senior fellow on the global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously he was associate professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He was formerly a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. From 2003 to 2006, he served first as senior economist for trade for President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and then as a member of Secretary of State Rice’s Policy Planning Staff, covering international economic matters. Before working in government, he was a faculty member of Yale University’s Department of Economics for nine years and spent one of those as academic director of Yale’s Center for the Study of Globalization.

His academic writings have appeared in such outlets as The American Economic Review, Economic Journal, and the Journal of International Economics. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s online Shadow Government section and writes on topics including trade policy, economic relations with China, and the European economic crisis. Levy has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Mean, and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 1994 and his AB in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1988.

Questions

Karl L. Buschmann 
Co-chair

Other Information

NEED FOR CO-CHAIRS
The Leadership Team is expanding and we welcome inquiries from Booth alumni who would like to get more involved in running the International Roundtable.

Responsibilities include:
--Regular attendance
--Programming: identifying interesting topics and securing speakers
--Administration: writing publicity, publicizing events through the University and roundtable email distribution list channels, and coordinating with the Alumni Office

 

NEW OFFERING: LITERATURE TABLE
Networking is a key benefit of attending. To that end, a table will be made available for literature and handouts. Bring your business cards, brochures, handbills, literature, resumes, and publicity for placement on the table.

 

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