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Trump and NAFTA: What to Expect in 2018 and Beyond

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Professor Earl Fry (Brigham Young University) - The Trump administration appears to be determined to ‘modernise’ – and renegotiate - NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement involving the US, Canada and Mexico. This seminar presentation will examine what may transpire in terms of the political and economic relationship between the US and Canada and the future prospects for NAFTA. The ‘final’ set of NAFTA modernisation negotiations is scheduled February 26-March 6 in Mexico City. However, some believe that negotiations might drag into late 2018 or even 2019, although Mexico will hold its pivotal presidential elections on July 1 and the U.S. its congressional elections on November 6. What are the outstanding issues in the negotiations, and what will be the final outcome - NAFTA Renewed, NAFTA Destroyed, or a Zombie NAFTA?

Earl Fry is Professor of Political Science and Endowed Professor of Canadian Studies at Brigham Young University in Utah. He is former Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Toronto, University of Helsinki, and the Sorbonne. He has written extensively on Canada-U.S. relations and NAFTA, most recently on the role of the states and provinces. His recent articles include ‘The Role of US State Governments in International Relations, 1980–2015’, published in International Negotiation, Number 2 (2017) and ‘Quebec’s Economic and Commercial Linkages with the United States, 1994-2017’ in the London Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 32 (Autumn 2017), published by UCL Press.

Attendance to this event is free of charge but registration is required. IMPORTANT NOTE ON ACCESS TO 51 GORDON SQUARE: in order to ensure a smooth delivery of the lecture and for ease of logistics, access to the building may be restricted after the start of the event. We will endeavour to accommodate late arrivals within reason, but an early arrival is recommended to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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