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The open trading system is under pressure. As countries increasingly seek to leverage economic interdependence for geopolitical gain, what does it mean for the future of globalization? The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterize the current trade landscape.

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The open trading system is under pressure. As countries increasingly seek to leverage economic interdependence for geopolitical gain, what does it mean for the future of globalization? The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterize the current trade landscape.

    Globalisation and Its Future

    Globalisation and Its Future

    Is the future of global trade regional?



    Moderator:
    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panellists:
    Shannon O’Neil, Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
    Vasuki Shastry, Author; Environmental, Social and Governance Advisor; previously Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank


    This podcast episode was recorded on 16 December 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Shannon O’Neil (Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations) and Vasuki Shastry (Author; Environmental, Social and Governance Advisor; previously Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank). Listen as they discuss globalisation and its future. 

    2022 was expected to be the year of the post pandemic recovery. Instead, there have been interest rate hikes across the board, the return of economic nationalism, inflation spiking in many developed economies and supply chain concerns. In discussing the most notable developments of the past year in the world of trade, what do they tell us about the future ahead? Rather than deglobalisation, is global trade being reordered increasingly along regional lines?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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    The Future for Digital Trade

    The Future for Digital Trade

    How the global agenda on electronic commerce and digital trade is taking shape.

    Moderator:
    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panellists:
    Simon Evenett, Professor of international Trade and Economic Development at St. Gallen University
    and Director of the Global Trade Alert initiative
    Ambassador Pimchanok Pitfield, Permanent representative of Thailand to the WTO
    Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC UK



    This podcast episode was recorded on 25 November 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that
    characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Simon Evenett (Professor of international Trade and Economic Development at St. Gallen University and Director of the Global Trade Alert initiative), Ambassador Pimchanok Pitfield (Permanent representative of Thailand to the WTO) and Chris Southworth (Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce UK). Listen as they discuss the Future for Digital Trade and how the global agenda on electronic commerce and digital trade is taking shape.

    Digital trade continues to grow significantly. While this area of continued globalisation offers tremendous opportunities, many challenges also exist - particularly around digital standard setting and rule making. Some argue that this should take place at the WTO level, but if the WTO can’t do it, how do we get it fixed? And what other initiatives could be useful?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

    • 43 min
    The U.S. Trade Agenda After the Midterms

    The U.S. Trade Agenda After the Midterms

    How will the midterm elections outcome impact the U.S. approach to trade?



    Moderator:

    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panellists:
    Fred Hochberg, former Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
    Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany



    This podcast episode was recorded on 25 November 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that
    characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Fred Hochberg (former Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States) and Stormy-Annika Mildner (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany). Listen as they discuss the US Trade agenda after the U.S. midterm elections. 

    For President Joe Biden, the midterms outcome was better than expected, with fewer losses in the House of Representatives than many anticipated and with the Democratic Party maintaining control of the U.S. Senate. How will this outcome impact President Biden’s approach to trade over the next two years, if at all? Amidst increased EU-US tensions, such as around the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, will the U.S. return to the World Trade Organization as a constructive partner?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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    How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

    How to Use Trade Policy to Meet the Climate Challenge

    The meeting of trade policy and climate policy.

    Moderator:
    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panellists:
    Inu Manak, Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
    Jennifer Hillman, Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law; Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law

    This podcast episode was recorded on 29 September 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Inu Manak(Fellow for Trade Policy, Council on Foreign Relations) and Jennifer Hillman (Professor, IIEL at Georgetown Law and Co-Director of The Center on Inclusive Trade and Development, Georgetown Law). This episode was recorded live at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva, with a conference theme of‘Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery: ambition to action. Listen as they discuss a central issue: how to use trade policy to meet the climate challenge.

    The meeting of trade and climate policy is a dynamic area of discussion. How can trade policy be used to lower emissions? How can the global emissions embedded in internationally tradedgoods be reduced? Without resorting to protectionism, how can carbon leakagebe addressed so industries that producegoods in a more sustainable way are not penalised?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

    • 43 min
    Women and Trade

    Women and Trade

    How does international trade impact on women and gender equality?

    Moderator:
    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panellists:
    Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD
    Katrin Kuhlman, Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL

    This podcast episode was recorded on 7 September 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, EBRD) and Katrin Kuhlman (Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL). Listen as they discuss the relationship between global trade and gender equality.

    Unlocking the economic potential of women is key to unlocking development and growth opportunities. But are opportunities created by international trade also opportunities for gender equality? What steps can be taken to ensure that international trade and globalisation empower women and what role can new technologies play?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

    • 47 min
    The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward

    The Role of Middle Powers in Moving Global Trade Forward

    How are medium powers impacted by the shifting global trading system?

    Moderator:
    Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

    Panelists:
    Sam Lowe, Partner and Head of Trade and Market Access Practice, Flint Global
    Dr Taeho Bark, President, Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute

    This podcast episode was recorded on 16 August 2022



    The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

    In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Sam Lowe (Partner and Head of Trade and Market Access Practice, Flint Global) and Dr Taeho Bark (President, Lee & Ko Global Commerce Institute). Listen as they discuss what role can middle powers play in moving global trade forward.

    Earlier episodes have discussed the tremendous strain on the global trade system since the pandemic.   With supply chains being reordered and national security concerns driving quasi-protectionist policies, there is a risk of the system fragmenting into a series of regulatory blocs. Where would that leave important trading powers that pursue independent trade policies but are invariably affected by the action of the major global players, the US, China and the EU? What role can these middle powers play in salvaging globalisation and renewing multilateralism? And how are they responding to the challenge, both individually and in collaboration with others?



    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of American International Group, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates (“AIG”). Any content provided by our speakers are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. AIG makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, or validity of any information provided during this podcast series and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses injuries, or damages arising from its use.

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