Moran Center Holds Panel on “Trade Wars: Who Wins, Who Loses”

Trade Wars

On November 27, the Moran Center, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented a panel on “Trade Wars: Who Wins, Who Loses.” Panelists included Michelle Casario, PhD, assistant professor of Economics and co-faculty director of the Moran Center for Global Leadership, and Deborah Seligsohn, PhD, assistant professor of Political Science, both at Villanova University; Scott Kennedy, PhD, senior advisor of the Freeman Chair in Chinese Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, University of Pennsylvania; and Roselyn Hsueh, PhD, associate professor of Political Science, Temple University.

Moran Center Co-Faculty Director Jonathan Doh, PhD, moderated and opened the panel by providing some recent information on major trade developments related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its successor, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The panelists covered a range of topics regarding the recently concluded United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaced NAFTA; China’s role in the world economy; the prospects for resolving trade tensions between China and the US; and where global trade policy is heading in the coming years. More than 75 faculty, students and guests attended the event. A video recording of the program is available here.

Dr. Casario concluded, “The Trade Wars Panel provided an excellent forum to discuss the challenges and threats in the global economy, providing students, faculty and guests an insightful analysis of the impact of escalating global trade tensions on the US and global economies. A lively Q&A session following the panel discussion afforded panelists the opportunity to share their outlook for potential resolution of the trade conflicts confronting the global trading system.”