January 31st, 2020
These are challenging times for the world economy. The so-called liberal international economic order, which was developed in the aftermath of World War II, has become seriously compromised as a result of nationalist economic policies pursued by China, India and the United States under the presidency of Donald Trump. In contrast, the European Union (EU) and Canada continue to support and actively work to maintain an open, rules-based global economic regime.
This one-day international research conference brought together eminent scholars from the fields of political science, economics and law to assess and discuss these trade and investment policy developments. Conference participants also examined their impact on the global economy’s future as well as identified potential policy options that the EU and Canada, in cooperation with like-minded partners, should pursue in order to prevent global economic closure.
Funding for this conference was generously provided by the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations, Carleton University, Faculty of Public Affairs Research Series, and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa. The Jean Monnet Network is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and Carleton University.
View the video recordings of the panel discussions.