Trade Under Trump
Merit Janow—Dean, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Petros C. Mavroidis—Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School
Damien Neven—Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva), and Visiting Professor, SIPA
David Weinstein—Carl Sumner Shoup Professor of Japanese Economics, Columbia University
President Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States. A staggering $200 billon of imports from China have been added to goods subject to tariffs. As a result, trading partners are responding with duties on US goods. China has threatened to react aggressively. NAFTA is being renegotiated. How did we get to this point? What is the strategy of the United States? Where is all of this headed, and what are the economic consequences?
Moderated by Jesse J. Greene, Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School
October 25, 2018 | Uris Hall, Room 307 | 6:15pm–7:45 pm
Is Impact Investing Good Public Policy?
Investing with social criteria is growing in popularity and visibility, whether it be “socially responsible” with negative screens or “impact investing” with positive screens. As the movement gains momentum, so do questions about its role in the public sector. In this public lecture, panelists will discuss whether institutions with a public mandate (e.g. state pension funds, university endowments) should incorporate social criteria in their investment practices. Is doing so consistent with their public service mandates, financially sound, and good for society? Or does it muddle objectives, hurt financial returns, and leave society worse off?
November 7, 2018 | Uris Hall, Room 141 | 6:30pm–7:45 pm
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