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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 677 - Intl Trade Policy & Negotiatio
When the new U.S. Administration vowed to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and withdrew the United States from the recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in January 2017, decades of U.S. public policy on international trade and the multilateral trading system were called into question.  What further changes may be in store for U.S. trade relations with other countries, the multilateral trading system and the World Trade Organization, and the future of the global economy?  How will other trade partners, such as China and the European Union, react to changes in U.S. trade policy?  International trade agreements have evolved from relatively simple agreements into comprehensive treaties that cover most aspects of economic relations between countries—such as trade in goods, services, investment, intellectual property, food standards, labor, and the environment. Consequently, trade agreements are often politically contentious and have become lightning rods for a wide-range of concerns about globalization. Understanding how trade agreements work and how they have been critiqued has perhaps never been more relevant.  International Trade Policy and Negotiations will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of modern international trade policy-making, trade agreements and trade negotiations.  The class will explore countries’ motives for negotiating trade agreements; the evolution of these agreements at a multilateral, regional and bilateral level; the typical structure of trade agreements; the range of diverse areas they cover; the domestic policy debates around trade; and critiques of free trade and globalization, particularly from civil society and developing countries.  The class will also enhance students’ practical skills in negotiating and conveying complex information through concise and effective writing.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Public Policy Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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