11 Jan 2017
Conferences / Workshops, 18:00 - 19:30, Kuppelraum, University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Hauptgebäude H4
Elsig, Manfred

“US Foreign Economic and Development Policy and the Trump Administration”

Manfred Elsig, Professor of International Relations and Deputy Managing Director of the World Trade Institute, University of Bern will moderate a roundtable discussion with five leading scholars in political economy and foreign aid. The discussion is part of the NCCR Trade Global Series of events and takes place during the 10th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO). It will be followed by a short reception.

The following topics will be covered:

- What we can expect from the Trump administration in the next four years
- Implication for the global economic order
- How the new presidency will transform trade governance, in particular in relation to trade agreements such as NAFTA, TPP and TTIP
- The US and its future relationship with the World Trade Organization
- The role of the US within international financial institutions, such as the World Bank and the IMF
- How foreign aid and development assistance will look in years to come


Lawrence Broz, University of California, San Diego: J. Lawrence Broz is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his PhD at UCLA in 1993 and has held professorships at Harvard University (1993-2000) and New York University (2000-2001). Professor Broz's specialty is the political economy of money and finance.

Christopher Kilby, Villanova University: Christopher Kilby is professor in the Economics Department at the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University. His focus within Economics is on the political economy of foreign aid, a topic at the intersection of Economics and Political Science. This active area of research is the topic of his course titled The Political Economy of Development Aid.

Helen Milner, Princeton University: Helen V. Milner is the B. C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and the director of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. She was the chair of the Department of Politics from 2005 to 2011. She was president of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) from 2012-14. She has written extensively on issues related to international and comparative political economy, the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy, globalisation and regionalism, and the relationship between democracy and trade policy.

Randall Stone, Rochester University: Randall Stone is Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, Director of the Peter D. Watson Center for Conflict and Cooperation, PhD, Harvard.

Michel Tierney, College William and Mary: Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations. He directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, and the AidData Center for Development Policy.

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