Trade and Globalisation


Podcasts: Global Trade Series 2020

10 Nov 2020 - 18:00
Bron: AIG

The AIG Global Trade Series 2020 is a series of 10 podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. The series is brought to you by AIG in partnership with the Clingendael Institute and some of the world’s leading centers of expertise on global trade. Senior Research Fellow Rem Korteweg is moderator of the podcasts. 

Listen to trade experts discuss how political and economic dynamics are shaping the future of global trade, in the context of Covid-19, concerns about protectionism and technological change. For an overview of the Global Trade Series 2020, check out the executive summary highlighting some of the predictions and policy prescriptions that emerged from the conversations.

Listen below to the podcasts. 

How will globalization change?

Navigating the deglobalized “new normal” post COVID-19


  • James Crabtree, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House; Associate Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel


As economies revive, is a surge in protectionism inevitable? 

The impact of protectionism on the global trade landscape 


  • Chris Southworth, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK
  • Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce France
  • Christian Bluth, Megatrends Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung


Digital Trade: one of the winners?

What can we expect for the digital economy after COVID-19?


  • Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center 
  • Alan Beattie, Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme and Europe Programme, Chatham House; and Senior Trade Writer, Financial Times


What is the outlook for regional trade integration in Africa?

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement is a major step for Africa’s role in international trade


  • Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law; President and Founder, New Markets Lab
  • Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat


What Now for Sustainable Trade, the Climate Agenda and the Global Trade System?

Reconciling global trade and sustainability


  • Geneviève Pons, Director General of the Brussels office, Jacque Delors Institute
  • Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute


Does the pandemic make an EU-US trade collision less or more likely?

Where next for transatlantic trade? 


  • Marie Kasperek, Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law; Non Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
  • Andreas Esche, Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung


The US, China and the EU: the great decoupling?

What must be done to stop trade becoming a weapon in a 3-way geopolitical stand-off?


  • Yu Jie, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House
  • Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael China Centre


'The Slow Death of Multilateralism'

Can the WTO and G20 do anything about it?


  • Jennifer Hillman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Georgetown Law Center
  • Rufus Yerxa, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and current President of the National Foreign Trade Council


Europe’s Evolving Trade Agenda

Europe’s response to Covid-19 and the pandemic’s impact on the EU trade agenda.


  • Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute
  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission; European Union Visiting Fellow, Oxford University


Prospects for a UK-US Trade Deal

Where does Brexit leave the UK-US Trade Deal?


  • Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President for European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • David Henig, Director of the UK Trade Policy Project, European Centre for International Political Economy

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