The Politics of Trade and the Midterm Elections

1225 Eye Street, NW Sixth floor Washington, DC 20005
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., October 17, 2018

This event has now concluded. A full-length video is available below.

Please join us for lunch and discussion to explore the evolving alliances in today’s trade debates. Our distinguished panel will examine how civil society groups have aligned to influence international trade in recent years, particularly around the newly-negotiated NAFTA agreement. The panel will also share insights on the role of trade in the US midterm elections.

Tamara Kay, associate professor of global affairs and sociology at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, will share findings from her new book Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy (Oxford).

This event is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and the Economic Policy Institute. 


Thea M. Lee

President, Economic Policy Institute

Tamara Kay

Associate Professor of Global Affairs and Sociology, University of Notre Dame

Cathy Feingold

Director, International Department, AFL-CIO

Guy Molyneux

Partner, Hart Research Associates

Scott N. Paul

President, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM)