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Former Italian PM on Globalization

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Co-hosted by Sciences Po and The Economist Global Business Review.

Time and Location

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Dialogue and Q&A:   7:00-8:30 pm
Cocktail:   8:30-9:00 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket:  Free.


Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Globalization is facing strong headwind. The unexpected decision of Brexit and the rapid rise of Trump in the U.S. presidential race herald the rising sentiment of protectionism and nativism. As the beneficiary of globalization in the past 15 years, China needs to take on a leadership role in steering globalization forward, not backward. It's therefore important for China to understand the challenges facing globalization, and therefore chart a new blueprint for it.

In this seminar jointly hosted by Sciences Po and The Economist Global Business Review, we will try to explore the following questions:

  • What's the prospect for EU after the Brexit?
  • Would regional trade liberalization be an alternative to global effort to liberalize trade and service, investment, and migration?
  • What's the prospect for EU-China business relations?
  • How to interpret the recent lukewarm attitude towards Chinese investment in EU?
  • What role should China play in global trade in the future?


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker(s)

Enrico LETTA
Dean of Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po

Former Prime Minister of Italy
Former Minister for EU Affairs, Italy
Former Member of the European Parliament

Anne-Marie IDRAC
President of Strategy Committee of School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po

Former Minister of Transport, France
Former Minister of Foreign Trade, France

Dean of School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po

Best French Young Economist Award (2009)
Member of the OECD High Level Expert on Well-being

Chen WU
Editorial Director of The Economist Global Business Review

Former Head of Editorial (Asia Pacific), EuroFinance of The Economist Group;
2009 Asia Publishers Excellence Awards for Business Reporting

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