The Future of Global Trade

What does the future hold for global trade? There is no shortage of challenges on the horizon: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Rising tensions between the United States and China. Enduring trade disputes and disguised protectionism. Faced with these challenges, what is the outlook for trade in the United States, Asia, and Europe? What kind of US trade agenda is politically feasible? And what role will the World Trade Organization play going forward?

Our distinguished panel of experts addressed these issues and more.

Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, & Langone Chair in American Leadership, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Opening Remarks:
Hank Paulson, Chairman and Founder, Paulson Institute; former Secretary of the Treasury
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE)
Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
Discussion moderated by Hank Paulson
Dr. Jeffrey Bader, Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution; former senior director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council; former ambassador to Namibia
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, DC Office, Asia Society; former Deputy US Trade Representative
Pascal Lamy, European Chair and Senior Advisor, Brunswick Group; former European Commissioner for Trade; former WTO Director-General
The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President and Chief Executive, Asia Society, former Prime Minister of Australia
Robert Zoellick, Senior Counselor, Washington, DC, Brunswick Group; former President of the World Bank Group, former US Trade Representative and Deputy Secretary of State