Monday, March 7, 2011

Attention Hill Staffers and Other DC Residents/Visitors: Free Lunch on March 24th

If you're on or around Capitol Hill on March 24th, and are looking for a free sandwichan enlightening discussion on free trade messaging, I (and two far more interesting guys) will be speaking at the following Cato Institute event:
Beyond Exports: A Better Case for Free Trade

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Noon (Lunch Included)

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Scott Lincicome, International Trade Attorney, White & Case, LLP; and Donald J. Boudreaux, Professor, George Mason University Department of Economics and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

The 112th Congress begins its term amid renewed optimism about prospects for U.S. trade liberalization. But how long will this window of opportunity remain ajar? Despite trade's benefits, Americans remain skeptical because of the tendency of politicians and media charlatans to blame foreigners for domestic shortcomings. Thus, in addition to securing the immediate goal of concluding and passing trade liberalizing agreements in 2011, advocates of trade should update their arguments and invest in the process of winning the trade debate once and for all. Some of the most compelling arguments for free trade have been only modestly summoned or absent from the discussion for too long. Please join us for a discussion of those compelling arguments that take the case for free trade well beyond the value of exports.
As you can see, we'll be discussing many of the themes that I frequently raise here.  Registration is free, and you can do it at Cato's website.  The new briefing paper that we'll be discussing is available here.  And if you really want to impress the audience with your grasp of modern free trade policy, check our Dan's and my (much longer) 2009 paper on the same subjects.

I hope you can join us.  The cookies alone are worth the price of admission.

1 comment:

Colin said...

Looks good -- will try to make it out.