From NAFTA to USMCA: Changing Trade Relations and their Political Consequences for the U.S., Mexico and Canada

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

Where: TBD


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, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs and Associate Professor of 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, former Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank.


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