What future for the global trading system?


June 17, 2020, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Anabel González (PIIE), Pascal Lamy (Former Director-General, World Trade Organization) and Robert B. Zoellick (Former President of the World Bank and Former United States Trade Representative)

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Event Summary

With trade confrontations, disruptive technologies, and geostrategic rivalry reshaping the global economy, the trade and investment policy landscape has been rapidly changing. Then came COVID-19. Can the global trading system survive amid so many challenges? How can we revive global trade cooperation? Joining to discuss in this episode of Trade Winds were:


Anabel González
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization and former Trade Commissioner of the European Union. Author of Strange New World: Geoeconomics vs Geopolitics, 2019.

Robert B. Zoellick, Member of the Board, PIIE; former President of the World Bank and former United States Trade Representative. Author of America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (forthcoming).



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.