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Conference to explore the present and future of international trade

On Feb. 18, the School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center and the Terry College of Business will sponsor a day-long conference, entitled “The Future of International Trade: An American Perspective,” that will explore where the U.S. currently stands and its future with regard to international trade. Free and open to the public, the conference will take place in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Demetrios Marantis, deputy U.S. trade representative and ambassador, will deliver the keynote address. There also will be panels exploring the business aspects of international trade, including the pros and cons of increased and open international trade; the political challenges to international trade, including U.S.-China trade issues; and the structure future agreements might take, for instance whether they will come mostly in the form of bilateral, regional or multilateral agreements.

Check-in will begin at 8 a.m.; the conference will start at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is required for attendees who would like to be served lunch during the keynote address. For more information, and to register, visit