Yale Center for the Study of Globalization: “International Cooperation in the National Interest: In Defense of the Multilateral System”, a two day colloquium

Event time: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall See map
Yale Art Gallery
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization presents a two day colloquium: 

“International Cooperation in the National Interest: In Defense of the Multilateral System.”

Session One: Threats to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, specifically the Paris Agreement, 1:30 to 3:30

  • Mary Robinson (by video):  President, Mary Robinson Foundation: Climate Justice; First Female President of Ireland, 1990-1997; United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997-2002; Chair, The Elders
  • Todd Stern:  Chief US Climate Negotiator for the Paris Agreement; Special Envoy for Climate Change, US State Department; Senior Fellow on Climate Change, Brookings Institution
  • Kevin Rudd:  President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Prime Minister of Australia, 2007-2010, 2013; Foreign Minister of Australia, 2010-2012

Moderator:  Matthew Kotchen, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, of Management, and of Economics

Session Two: Threats to the Multilateral Trading System, 3:45 to 5:00

  • Carla Hills:  US Trade Representative, 1989-1993; Primary US negotiator of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-1977
  • Ernesto Zedillo:  Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; President of Mexico 1994-2000; Implemented NAFTA in Mexico
  • Bernard Hoekman:  Director of Global Economics, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Milan; Former Director, International Trade Department, The World Bank

Moderator: Samuel Kortum, James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics and Professor of Management, Yale University

Open to: 
General Public