Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reminder: Speaking on Capitol Hill Thursday

For the few stragglers out there who haven't yet registered for this assuredly-riveting event, here's your final reminder.  It should be a goodstupendous discussion, and you get a free lunch!
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.
Registration is free, and you can do it at Cato's website anytime before tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon.  From what I'm told, the event is almost full (seriously!).  So you must act now!  Time is running out and space is limited!

(Hope to see you there.)


Simon Lester said...

Will this be webcast, or the remarks posted on line?


Scott Lincicome said...

Hi Simon.

I'm told a the video will be posted a day or so after the event. I'll be sure to post a link or embed here. Thanks.

Colin said...

Due to some scheduling issues I wasn't able to commit until this afternoon and I see that registration is closed. Are walk-ins accepted?

Scott Lincicome said...

I hear the event is at capacity, but if there's room (always lots of no-shows), walk-ins are welcome. Kinda like flying standby! I hope you can make it, but understand if you don't wanna deal with that.