UBS Center Forum 2017: How to Deal with the Globalization Backlash?

Montag, 13. Nov 2017, 09:30 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr

2016 was the year when basic tenets of the international order were challenged – first in the UK and then in the U.S. Since then, Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and is threatening to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, to introduce new tariffs on various countries, and to diminish immigration. Europe is in the midst of acrimonious Brexit negotiations, whose outcome and wider international impacts remain unclear. The ongoing migration crisis is leading to a tightening of immigration policies around the globe. Are we on the brink of an era of de-globalization and re-nationalization?

At this year’s Forum, we want to assess the gains and challenges of globalization and to evaluate strategies for dealing with a potential globalization backlash. Panel sessions include “Free trade – an idea in decline?”, “How to do business amidst the globalization backlash?”, and “How much globalization do we want?”.

Entrance is free, but registration is needed.

MitProf. Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School), Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz (Warsaw School of Economics), Carl Bildt (former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Sweden), Prof. David Dorn (University of Zurich), Karl Germandt (Kühne & Nagel), Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch (Swiss Secretary for Economic Affairs), Grover Norquist (President of Americans for Tax Reform), Prof. Kevin O’Rourke (University of Oxford), Prof. Ralph Ossa (University of Zurich), Prof. Dani Rodrik (Harvard University), Prof. Florian Scheuer (University of Zurich), Prof. Joachim Voth (University of Zurich), Prof. Beatrice Weder di Mauro (University of Mainz).
Ort Kaufleuten, Pelikanplatz, 8001 Zurich
VeranstalterUBS International Center of Economics in Society
KontaktMaura Wyler-Zerboni (Mail)