Rise in the public opinion in various parts of the world of anti-elite sentiment, rejection of globalization and inward-looking nationalist approaches is already having an impact on the polls and policies ahead.
This roundtable organized by CF40, the Euro 50 Group, and CIGI is intended to peruse its potential consequences on trade, currency, movements of labour and capital, and to analyze the various strategies ahead for the three blocks (China, North America and the European Union) facing this new environment.
CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein will participate in a panel on international trade policies, and Senior Fellow James Boughton will participate in a panel on exchange rates and international monetary relations.
James M. Boughton is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He is a former historian of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a role he held from 1992 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, he also served as assistant director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the IMF. At CIGI, James’s research focuses on the evolution of Canada’s role in international governance since the 1940s and the potential for further evolution in the near future.
Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises. Prior to joining CIGI in 2010, Paul was a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution, a staff writer for The Washington Post and the chief economic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Paul recently released his fifth book, Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF, and he is currently working on a book about China and the global trading system, which will be published by CIGI in early 2019.