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Integration or Disintegration? The Future of Global Governance and the Global Economy: The La Follette School Symposium

April 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For over seven decades, progressively deeper international economic integration, American hegemony, and institutionalized international cooperation have been the three pillars of the global economy. Yet today, in the wake of the Great Recession and a wave of rising populist nationalism around the world, each of these pillars is under attack. The future of open trade and globalization has been called into question, as the US and China engage in an escalating trade war and the Trump administration has openly attacked the WTO and other components of the rules-based multilateral trade regime. Likewise, the international institutions that have formed the core of the post-war liberal world order are under strain, and events such as Brexit suggest that less, not more, international cooperation may be the wave of the future.

To what extent are we witnessing the disintegration of globalization and international cooperation? Do recent events represent the failure or change of the current international economic and political order, or are we witnessing change within the current order to accommodate new actors and to solve new problems? What future lies ahead for global governance and the global economy? This year’s La Follette symposium brings together a distinguished group of scholars and experts to wrestle with these timely topics and questions.

Keynote: Dani Rodrik, Harvard University

Other speakers:
Mary Lovely, Syracuse University and Peterson Institute of International Economics
Krzyzstof Pelc, McGill University
Stephanie Rickard, London School of Economics

For full details, please visit: https://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/outreach-public-service/symposium-2019

Co-sponsored by Jean Monnet Projects in European Studies and the Center for German and European Studies


April 3, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706
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