Trade Wars and the Backlash Against Globalization | Jeffry Frieden Lecture
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Jeffry Frieden, Professor of Government at Harvard University

April 11th | 5pm
Smith Memorial Student Union
Browsing Lounge | RM 238


Until recently economic globalization appeared to be a central and enduring reality of our world. However, the existing international economic order has been called into question by events of the past few years. Around the world, political movements, political parties, and political leaders have attacked existing patterns of international trade, finance, and investment, as well as the international institutions that have overseen them for 75 years. What explains the growing hostility toward “globalism,” and toward the domestic and international political institutions that have supported it since World War II? What might the ongoing backlash against globalization mean for the world economy, for international politics, and for the American economic and political system?


Jeffry Frieden is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He specializes in the politics of international economic relations. Frieden is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015) and the co-author (with Menzie Chinn) of Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2012). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2007), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965‑1985 (1992), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), and the co-author or co-editor of over a dozen other books on related topics. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications