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From NAFTA to USMCA: Changing Trade Relations and Political Consequences

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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.


Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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, Former Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank and Former Chief Economist of the US State Department


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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