International economist Dani Rodrik of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government will speak at the Bush School of Government and Public Service about reconciling today’s negative globalization trends. Rodrik objects to public commentary that fixates on advancing or reversing globalization and maintains that our task is to redesign globalization so that it better serves our economic and social objectives. The Reimagining Globalization event is cohosted by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and will be held on Thursday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Those wishing to attend Reimagining Globalization can register on the Bush School website, bush.tamu.edu/events, or call (979) 845-1927. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Rodrik speaking at 6:00 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, but space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended by Wednesday, February 4.
Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on employment and economic growth, in both developing and advanced economies.
Following Rodrik’s remarks, Dr. Raymond Robertson, Director of the Mosbacher Institute and Professor of Economics and Government at the Bush School, will engage Rodrik in an on-stage conversation.