February 15, 2019 –
The Trump Administration made a trade deal with the United States’ closest neighbors a priority in 2017, with the goal of replacing NAFTA with a new agreement that was “fair” to the US.
Efforts to negotiate a new treaty created tensions in US relations with Mexico and Canada. This panel will explore both the efforts to reach NAFTA 2.0, its significance as a trade agreement, and the potential political and security consequences of the volatility in US-Canada-Mexico relations over the last two years.
- Professor Rafael Fernández de Castro, Director, Center for US-Mexican Studies, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego.
- Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs and Associate Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
- Keith Maskus, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, and former Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank