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5th Annual Spring Trade & Development Conference: Global Integration and the Future of Development

Middlebury Institute International Trade Club

Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

5th Annual Spring Trade & Development Conference:...

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The Spring 2012 Trade and Investment Conference theme, Global Integration and the Future of Development, will examine the various aspects of globalization. Main issues include: global governance, social unrest, development and trade negotiations, environmental solutions in business, corporate responsibility and risk.

Conference Schedule

Keynote Speaker (11:00am-12:20pm):

Dr. Charles Wheelan is a senior lecturer at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy. He received an MPA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 1993 and a PhD in public policy from the Harris School in 1998. Since then, he has served as the Midwest correspondent forThe Economist, an economics and finance correspondent for WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and most recently as director of policy and communications for Chicago Metropolis 2020. He is also a visiting assistant professor at Dartmouth College during the summer quarter. In addition, Wheelan previously served as the speechwriter for Maine Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. He wrote Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (2002), which, according to the W.W. Norton catalog, "makes up for all of those Econ 101 lectures you slept through (or avoided) in college, demystifying key concepts, laying bare the truths behind the numbers, and answering those questions you have always been too embarrassed to ask." He is also the author of an introductory public policy textbook to be published by W.W. Norton and Company in 2010.

 Panel Topics and Time:

Do-ha…Who is Laughing? The Future of Global Governance (1:15-2:30pm)

·         Different perspectives on concluding the Doha Development Round 

·         Conclusion worse for development?

·         Current global trends in economics, foreign policy, and negotiations. 

The Lesser Known Side of Climate Change: Climate Risk and its impact on Multi-National Corporations (2:30-3:45pm)

·         Is addressing climate change good for business? Are there potential financial opportunities to incorporating environmental concerns into business models?

·         Have MNCs been helping or hampering the global climate change agenda? 

·         How are MNC's changing their everyday practices and long term strategies to deal with climate risk?

Political, Social & Economic Upheaval - Implications for the Future of Global Integration (4:00-5:30pm)

·         What spillovers can we expect from the Eurozone crisis into other economies?

·         Will economic stability proceed political stability in the regions? 

·         Will there be a significant shift in Trade Policy given the new governments and leaders in the Middle East?

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When & Where

Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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Middlebury Institute International Trade Club

Description: The MIIS International Trade Club (MITC) is a professional development organization dedicated to raising awareness of how international trade affects public policy and business.


Statement of Purpose: Through conferences, brown bag lunches, and informal forums, the club provides opportunities for students, faculty, community, and professionals to discuss issues not covered in the classroom.

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