Distinguished Lectures

International Trade Before and After Trump

Date : 4/12/2017

Speakers : Abdel Hamid Mamdouh, Director of Trade in Services Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)

The year 2016 witnessed the rise of populism, caused by inequality and job loss. The blame was put on international trade. However, incomplete policies are the reason why jobs were lost not international trade. Trade liberalization should be part of policy packages that entail social policy, education and training.