GAC Great Discussion Series: Trade and Politics, Thurs., April 13

Thurs., April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 1010(m) Boardroom.

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.

Format:
6:30 – Video background report (complements printed briefing paper provided in advance)*
7:00 – Remarks by guest
7:30 – group discussion

*Videos and Briefing papers provided by the Foreign Policy Association.

Enrollment is limited.  $35 to register for the series (8 meetings)**  
**Registration includes briefing book on the eight issues.

Register online here.

Attending individual seminars is possible. Contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu), 5385 FOSS Building. $5 entrance fee collected at door.

Students can earn 2 credit hours (POLS222)! Contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu), 5385 FOSS Building

For more information go to the GAC website, or contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu) or Jonathan Peebles (jpeebles@shoreline.edu)

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