"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
A seminar with Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Part of the spring 2015 study group led by MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson: "Rethinking the Arab State: The Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics." To learn more about the series, click here.
Please note: Registration for this event has closed and the event is at capacity. You will have received a separate email confirming your seat if you already registered for the event. If you would still like to add your name to the wait list, please email Chris Mawhorter at email@example.com.
Study Group participants are encouraged to buy or loan the following book. This seminar will focus on topics covered in Chapter 12 of the book:
Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Arab World. Brynen, Rex, Moore, Pete W., Salloukh, Bassel F., Zahar, Marie-Joelle, Lynne Reinner Publishing, November 2012.
Additional Readings: TBD.
For more about Prof. Stephen M. Walt, click here.