The World Affairs Council of Maine connects our state and the world by engaging and educating people of all ages to become global citizens.

Great Decisions Dinner: Trade, Jobs and Politics

  • Thu, April 06, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Falmouth
  • 10

Registration

  • This is a special event for members of the World Affairs Council of Maine.

Through the generosity of its members,
  the World Affairs Council of Maine provides opportunities for members to get together over a meal and discuss a Great Decisions topic. Please join us!

 Great Decisions Member Dinner
Trade, Jobs and Politics


Thursday
, April 6th
Dinner and Discussion 6:00-9:00 PM
Falmouth

The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America’s expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength—Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade—have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers. Only then can the U.S. develop appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand. Discussion facilitated by Clifford Gilpin.

This is a special event for members.
Reservations are limited.
$50 per person

You will be sent reading material for the topic as well as directions to the host home upon completion of registration and payment. Please note that due to the nature of this event, hosts may not be able to accommodate special diets. If circumstances change and you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation 72 hours prior to the event to receive a refund. Thank you for your understanding. 
We look forward to your participation.


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