The recent widespread populist backlash against globalization highlights the view that globalization has passed over many communities and low-skilled workers, leaving behind clear winners and losers as well as growing economic disparity. Is globalization, in its current form, sustainable or is there a real challenge to the global liberal economic order from both right-wing and left-wing populism? Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion with Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, on what he sees policymakers will need to do rebalance globalization.
Lunch is included.
About the Speaker
Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries. He is the recipient of the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council and of the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. Professor Rodrik is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association. His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007).
About the Moderator
Debra Glassman has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She has taught international finance and global macroeconomics in the undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and Technology Management MBA programs.
Dr. Glassman is the Faculty Director for the UW Global Business Center, home of the federally-funded Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Her areas of research interest include international portfolio investment, exchange rates, international trade and trade agreements, and various aspects of European business. She has written business cases about a variety of global firms, including Amazon, Volkswagen, Starbucks, and Holland-America Line.