What you'll learn

  • A solid grounding in the economic, legal, and political dimensions of trade policy
  • A working knowledge of the laws, policy instruments, and procedures in this field
  • A thorough understanding of the institutions and rules of international trade
  • The advanced skill sets needed to devise and pursue national objectives through negotiations and litigation

Course description

Trade Policy for Today’s World is designed for legislators, negotiators, litigators, analysts, businesspeople, and activists who must make sense and operate effectively in the face of an array of issues. This two-week online program uses blended learning to enhance your ability to analyze, formulate, negotiate, and litigate in this field. Through a combination of interactive sessions and independent work, you will gain a practical approach that improves the core trade policy competencies as well as learn about the latest political and policy developments in this field. Current issues include technological frontiers in e-commerce, global value-chains in an era of tariff wars and Covid-19, U.S.-China frictions, the return of economic nationalism and the rise of populism, deindustrialization, the operation of the WTO and the proliferation of discriminatory alternatives, and demands that a system designed at the close of the Cold War be reformed to address the needs of the 21st century.

Instructor

  • Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Kennedy School

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