Come today to Georgetown Law for an all-day discussion on how NAFTA has worked for the countries involved, what critical issues ought to be part of the renegotiation, and what countries can do domestically to buttress the benefits of the agreement and distribute the gains more widely.
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome & Introduction
Álvaro Santos | Georgetown University Law Center
Director, Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLA)
9:15 am – 10:45 am: Panel 1 | The Balance of NAFTA
Duncan Wood | Director, Mexico Institute – Wilson Center
Rufus Yerxa | President, National Foreign Trade Council
Laura Dawson | Director, Canada Institute – Wilson Center
Gerardo Esquivel | Professor, El Colegio de Mexico
Simon Lester | Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Mark Weisbrot | Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Panel 2 | Wither NAFTA 2.0?
Jennifer Hillman | Georgetown University Law Center
Debra Steger | Professor, University of Ottawa
Melinda St. Louis | Director of International Campaigns, Global Trade Watch
Antonio Ortiz Mena | Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Chad Bown | Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch & Keynote
Karen Antebi | Economic Counselor, Trade and NAFTA Office – Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel 3 | Domestic Measures to Bolster NAFTA
Matthew Carnes | Georgetown University Department of Government/School of Foreign Service
Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Dany Bahar | Fellow, Brookings Institution
Celeste Drake | Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO
Edward Alden | Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Mario Delgado | Senator, Mexican Senate (MORENA)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Closing Reception
Please RSVP here.
Not in DC? The conference will also be livestreamed here.