Trade Wars: Much More Than Just Tariffs

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Building E25, 111
45 CARLETON ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Tariffs are the tip of a conflict spiral: Actions that trigger powerful  disturbances, and dislocations in culture and society, politics and economics, currencies and exchange, national security and foreign policy, military action, and even war of “last resort” – to note the most obvious.   Forum 1 provides an overall context for the challenges at hand and presents different perspectives on past, present, and alternative futures. Questions that will be considered: Why Trade Wars? What matter most in trade wars and to whom? Who gains? Who loses? 

Join us for a fascinating and substantive discussion on the current trade crisis between China and the United States. Trade Wars: Much More Than Just Tariffs is the first in a series of programs, TRADE WARS AND YOU.

Dr. Nazli Choucri: Chair
Professor of Political Science, MIT

Dr. Min Chen: Speaker on 'Trade Wars – Causes and Consequences'
Professor of Physics, MIT

Dr. Wennie Wu: Speaker on 'War and Peace of World Trade
Visiting Scientist at MIT, Fall 2017; Director of International Innovative Institute

Dr. Daron Acemoglu: Speaker on 'Trade Wars and the Political Order' and Chair of Q/A 
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT

Dr. John Tirman: Panel Chair
The executive director and a principal research scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies. 

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