University of Maryland's New Opinion Survey on Trade


June 26, 2019, 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

I. M. Destler (University of Maryland) and Steven Kull (University of Maryland)

Event Summary

I. M. “Mac” Destler and Steven Kull of the University of Maryland’s (UMD) School of Public Policy presented the findings from the UMD’s new comprehensive survey on American public attitudes toward the international trade regime and current US policy. The event took place at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) on June 26, 2019, with Marcus Noland, executive vice president and director of studies at PIIE, as chair.

I. M. Destler, Saul I. Stern Professor at UMD, specializes in the politics and processes of US foreign policymaking. He has consulted on government organization for economic and foreign policymaking at the Executive Office of the President of the United States and the Department of State, and held senior research positions at PIIE, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Brookings Institution.

Steven Kull, senior research associate and director of the program for public consultation at UMD, is a political psychologist and has conducted indepth studies of public opinion on public policy issues for over two decades.

Marcus Noland has been associated with the Institute since 1985. He was previously a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Noland has held research or teaching positions at several universities, including Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, and Tokyo University.