Thursday, 17 October 2019

Book launch for Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System

Location: Lindner Family Commons on the 6th floor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, located at 1957 E Street, NW


This event features a presentation given by author Paul Blustein, CIGI Senior Fellow and former reporter at the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal; panelists Ana Swanson, New York Times Trade Reporter, Steve Suranovic, Associate Economics Professor (GWU), and Scott Kennedy, Senior Advisor, Freeman Chair in China Studies Director; and will be moderated by Susan Aaronson, CIGI Senior Fellow, Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub at GWU.

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Thursday, 31 October 2019

Everything you always Wanted to Know About Digital Trade, but didn’t get a chance to Ask

Location: GWU, 1957 E Street, the Commons 12:00-1:30

Data has become the most traded good and/or service across borders. Digital trade is built on data and can be defined as goods and services delivered via the internet. The American economy is increasingly reliant on digital trade. But the US does not yet participate in any explicit binding digital trade agreements. Meanwhile, many countries including growing markets such as India have adopted policies that inhibit digital trade including requirements that data be stored locally or restricting services provided by foreign firms. Such policies not only affect U.S. Internet and technology firms, but the users and small businesses that rely on an open digital environment.

There have been lots of panels on digital trade, but this 1.5 hour event will provide an opportunity to better understand why data is governed in trade agreements, what are barriers to digital trade, and how digital trade rules may affect important policy objectives such as internet openness, the gig economy, innovation, and national security.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Will export controls encourage AI in the US?

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January 2020

Data is a Development Issue

In collaboration with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Check back later for more information about this event.

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