3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
President Trump's strong aversion to trade deals and an overarching protectionist foreign policy outlook has seen the US withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The TPP was largely seen as an Obama administrative initiative to pivot more towards Asia. It was viewed as a US-backed initiative to counter China's growing trade influence in the region.
- So, has the US scored an own goal by backing out from a deal that would make 40% of the global trade economy?
- What would this mean for U.S businesses looking to expand in the region?
- Does this put China in a more robust position?
All pertinent questions, the answers will be provided by our esteemed panelists - three of Fletcher's finest professors and our guest panelist from the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).
- Joel Trachtman, Professor of International Law, Fletcher School
- Patrick Schena, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business Relations, Fletcher School
- Professor Rockford Weitz, Professor of Practice, Entrepreneur Coach, and Director of the Fletcher Maritime Studies Program
- Robert Lawrence, Albert L Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderated by: Akshobh Giridharadas, Co-Chair, ASEAN Club.