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250 Years Since the Boston Tea Party Made Trade a Political Issue in America

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
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The Boston Tea Party, which took place on December 16, 1773, was a protest about British trade policies, and was a seminal American political event. Please join WITA as we host two panels to discuss changing attitudes toward trade in the 250 years since the Boston Tea Party; how trade policy has evolved since the founding of the Republic; where things are today on trade; where things are headed on trade; and the role of trade in U.S. global leadership.


Panel 1 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Elizabeth Baltzan, Senior Advisor, Office of the United States Trade Representative

Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), and Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office; former Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative

Ambassador Donald Johnson, Director Emeritus, Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, University of Georgia; former Chief Textile Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative

Ambassador Susan Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown; former U.S. Trade Representative

Moderator: Edward Alden, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Ross Distinguished Visiting Professor, Western Washington University


Panel 2 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Scott Lincicome, Vice President, General Economics and Stiefel Trade Policy Center, Cato Institute

William Reinsch, Senior Adviser, Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS; former President, National Foreign Trade Council

Stephen P. Vaughn, Partner, International Trade Team, King & Spalding; former General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Lori Wallach, Director, Rethink Trade, American Economic Liberties Project; Senior Advisor, Citizens Trade Campaign

Moderator: Brian Pomper, Partner, Akin; former Chief Trade Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee