Trade issues are perhaps hotter and riskier than they have been in a generation or more, and most businesses involved in foreign markets could be affected by new or proposed policies in one way or another. The Trump Administration is claiming that the United States is being treated unfairly in foreign markets and has tossed a handful of controversial policies onto the front page of the business press in moves that could cause serious disruption to business activities with many of the US's key partners in international business. With NAFTA being renegotiated in often difficult discussions, and with the prospects of a wide-ranging trade war with China increasing, as well as a variety of other tariffs and side effects to consider, there has never been a more urgent need to understand how these issues are likely to play out — and there is no observer of US trade issues more experienced or insightful than Ambassador Carla Hills.
Our goal with this webinar is to deliver real talk in plain English from a business perspective about what is going on in trade today.
Thursday, May 17
9am-10am Pacific; 12pm-1pm Eastern
Ambassador Carla Hills, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company
Carla served as U.S. Trade Representative in the first Bush Administration and as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development in the Ford Administration. She successfully led U.S. negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Carla was Assistant Attorney General heading the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She co-founded and was a partner of what is now Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP. Carla has served on the boards of several Fortune 500 companies, including AIG, AT&T, Chevron, Gilead Sciences, IBM, Time Warner, and United Airlines. She is a member of the JP Morgan International Council. Her service on not-for-profit boards includes chairing the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, co-chairing the Inter-American Dialogue, and serving as the Chair Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations (after being its co-chair until July 2017).
Julian Leuthold, Founder & CEO, GetGlobal
Julian is the founder and CEO of GetGlobal. He started its parent Geoskope in 2011 as a knowledge company focused on helping executives understand the Indian economy, business climate, and society. In 2013, Julian expanded Geoskope’s coverage to Mexico, but in the following year pivoted the company to focus entirely on GetGlobal and transform the firm into a media and event brand. His specialization has been in South Asian security, economics, and politics. He has consulted for financial and analytic firms. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in International Relations and Business with course work at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India. Prior to his time at USC, he worked in the entertainment and online media industry as the Southern California director of a diversified event, media, and marketing firm assisting Fortune 100 companies.