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Monday, January 23 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Digital Trade Under Trump: What's The Deal for Exporting Innovation?

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The 2016 election revealed a high level of discomfort among many Americans when it comes to elaborate international trade deals negotiated by past and present American presidents. The road ahead for many international agreements is uncertain and the traditional consensus around open global trade has frayed. At the same time, America has a massive trade surplus when it comes to digital trade, leading the world in Internet-based innovation and manufacturing businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) increasingly rely on the Internet and cross-border data flows to access foreign markets. How does America maintain its digital trade strength, in a world where international economic relations are strained and precarious and other countries are increasingly restricting digital trade? Will we see a turn away from free cross-border data flows to more tightly regulated arrangements? What will be the impact on America's greatest export — innovation?


Moderators
avatar for Timothy Brightbill

Timothy Brightbill

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Tim represents clients on all aspects of international trade law and policy including import trade remedies (such as antidumping law, countervailing duty law, and safeguards investigations), global trade policy and trade negotiations, renewable energy and climate change policy, customs enforcement matters, and international telecommunications and digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Susan Aaronson

Dr. Susan Aaronson

Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University
Susan Ariel Aaronson teaches and writes about globalization; business and human rights, trade and human rights; and corruption. Her current research on trade policy, internet governance, and internet freedom, is funded by several US foundations She has written 5 books on trade an... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Claude Barfield

Dr. Claude Barfield

Resident Scholar, AEI
Claude Barfield, a former consultant to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, researches international trade policy (including trade policy in China and East Asia), the World Trade Organization (WTO), intellectual property, and science and technology policy. His many books and publications include Swap: How Trade... Read More →
avatar for Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent

Commissioner Meredith M. Broadbent

Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission
Meredith M. Broadbent, a Republican of Virginia, was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on November 8, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 2, 2012. She was sworn in as a member of the Commission on September 10, 2012, for a term expiring on June 16, 201... Read More →
avatar for Ari Giovenco

Ari Giovenco

Director of Trade and International Policy, Internet Association
Ari Giovenco is the Director of Trade and International Policy at The Internet Association. Giovenco most recently served as Senior Director for Congressional Affairs in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).  Prior to USTR, Giovenco worked on Capitol Hill for Rep. Mike Thompson... Read More →
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Susan Lund

Economist & Partner, McKinsey & Company
Susan Lund is an economist with deep expertise in global financial markets, economic growth, and labor markets. She is currently a Partner of McKinsey & Company at the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm's economic research arm. In that position, she leads research projects as well as advising clients and policy makers. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences on economics and global financial markets, and has authored numerous articles in leading business publications and newspapers. Lund joined McKinsey... Read More →


Monday January 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

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