30 January 2018, 15:00 - 16:30
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Donald Trump rode to office promising to take on multinational companies and offshorers and fight for the middle class. A year in, has he made good on his promises, broken them, or something in between?

This panel will feature a leading observer of U.S. trade politics, Dr. Todd Tucker, a regular contributor to Politico, Time Magazine, and academic outlets, and fellow at the U.S.-based think tank Roosevelt Institute. Unusually for these polarized times in Washington, Tucker has written both critically and positively about Trumponomics.

After canvassing the landscape of major trade actions and inactions, we will focus in particular on reforms to the investor-state dispute settlement system, or ISDS. This regime has grown in controversy on both sides of the Atlantic, tanking support in Europe for Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and in the U.S. for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Trump administration has just begun articulating views on the matter. We will discuss these, as well as opposing views from Brussels and alternatives put forward by Tucker in his forthcoming book Judge Knot, out from Anthem Press this spring.   

Tucker will be joined by Dr Emily Jones (GEG Director and Associate Professor in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government), Dr Konstanze Von Papp (Lecturer in Law, Keele University), and Dr Maria A Gwynn (Global Leaders Fellow, University of Oxford).

The event is free and open to all. 

Co-hosted with the Global Economic Governance Programme