From NAFTA to USMCA: Changing Trade Relations and Political Consequences

When: Friday, February 15, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: 220 Eggers Hall (Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room)


Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs


From NAFTA to USMCA: Changing Trade Relations and Political Consequences  

The Trump Administration made a trade deal with the United States’ closest neighbors a priority in 2017, with the goal of replacing NAFTA with a new agreement that was “fair” to the U.S.  Efforts to negotiate a new treaty created tensions in US relations with Mexico and Canada.  This panel will explore both the efforts to reach NAFTA 2.0, its significance as a trade agreement, and the potential political and security consequences of the volatility in US-Canada-Mexico relations over the last two years.


Rafael Fernández de Castro, Professor and Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, School of Global Policy and Strategy, U.C. San Diego

Meredith Lilly, Associate Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Keith Maskus, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction, Department of Economics, University of Colorado


Gladys McCormick, Associate Professor of History and Jay and Debe Moskowitz Chair in Mexico-US Relations, Syracuse University  

Devashish Mitra, Professor of Economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, Syracuse University   

Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA); Department of History; Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT); International Relations Program; Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA); Trade, Development and Political Economy; Social Science Program; Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-US Relations; Department of Political Science; Department of Economics; and Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) 

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