International Business and Finance
Join debates on global trade, business development, and the relationship of international private sector and global affairs.
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Moderated by Steve Godeke, Principal, Godeke Consulting
ONE BELT, ONE ROAD: EXAMINING CHINA'S DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AND FOREIGN POLICY
Thursday, November 8, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
The Belt and Road Initiative was announced by Chinese President Xi in 2013, ushering in a new phase of Chinese engagement regionally and globally. With broad goals to enhance China’s trade relationships through Central Asia and into Europe, as well as East Asia, Oceana, and Africa along maritime routes, the Initiative has the capacity to make China the most significant global power in the 21st century. What will this mean for China’s neighbors, trading partners, and other global superpowers? What could be the long-term economic impacts of Chinese infrastructure development in African and Asian countries—and these countries’ role as consumers of Chinese exports? And as China increases the development of large scale physical infrastructure across Asia and into the Arctic, what new security threats might countries such as the US, India, Japan, and Australia face as a result? Join CGA for an examination of the shifting landscapes of the Belt and Road Initiative.
Moderator: Carolyn Kissane, Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs
“AMERICA FIRST” AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL ORDER
Wednesday November 14, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Two years ago, President Donald Trump was elected on a nationalist “America First” platform, centered on economic protectionism, reduced immigration, deregulation, and the rollback of civil rights protections. Internationally, this platform, faintly reminiscent of the anti-interventionist America First Committee of the early 1940s, has translated into an aggressive break with the internationalist—and interventionist—foreign policy of his predecessors, a rejection of multilateralism, the weakening of the transatlantic alliance and NATO’s collective security system, a hardline Iran containment policy in the Middle East, and the alienation of European allies. Is this the death knell for the liberal international order, created by the United States in its own image after the devastation of two world wars? What is the end goal of President Trump’s foreign policy, his vision for a new global order, and the role of the United States? What opportunities emerge for European countries, Canada, or China to take the global lead in the promotion of open societies, collective security, free trade and alternative energy resources? Join a panel of international foreign policy experts for a conversation on the contours and impact of President Trump’s foreign policy and the future of a new liberal international order.
Moderator: Sylvia Maier, Clinical Associate Professor, NYUSPS Center for Global Affairs