In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Lead by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. This year’s topics will include Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S.-China Trade, Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested, and State of the State Department and Diplomacy.
This week’s topic is Decoding U.S.-China Trade. Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.
Fee: $225, includes all sessions, readings and light refreshments. Scholarships available. Books will be available for shipment or pickup the first week of January.
All sessions will be held at the Aspen Meadows Campus, 1000 N Third St, Aspen, CO 81611, unless noted otherwise.
This series is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please contact [email protected].