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Great Decisions: Trade, Jobs and Politics 7:00-8:30 pm
Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
DeLaSalle High School
1 DeLaSalle Drive, Room D104
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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. Our speaker, Ambassador Ross Wilson, is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and a visiting lecturer in international affairs at George Washington University. In his 30-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, he served as American ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan, held assignments at several U.S. embassies and served in numerous State Department roles.
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