Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association: Real Town Hall on U.S. foreign trade and policy

MADISON, WI (October 8, 2020) —  As the U.S. presidential election approaches, it often seems like the real issues get buried amid sound bites and campaign promises. Join us from the comfort of your own home for the next in a series of Real Town Halls. Nationally renowned experts from the UW will discuss U.S. foreign relations, trade, and policy.

Susan Webb Yackee, director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, will moderate the discussion with guests:

Menzie Chinn is a professor of public affairs and economics. His research examines the empirical and policy aspects of macroeconomic interactions between countries. Professor Chinn has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Congressional Budget Office, Federal Reserve Board, European Central Bank and Banque de France.

Mark Copelovitch is a professor of political science, public affairs, and international relations. He studies international political economy and international organizations, with a focus on the politics of international trade, international finance, the International Monetary Fund, and European integration. He is the author of The International Monetary Fund in the Global Economy: Banks, Bonds, and Bailouts (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Tana Johnson is an associate professor of public affairs and political science. Her work is driven by big puzzles in international relations and by important problems in the real world. Johnson’s research uses interviews, analyses of original data, archival research, formal models, and computer-assisted textual analysis. She examines the operations and design of international institutions, particularly those affiliated with the United Nations (UN) system.

Jon Pevehouse is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Political Science: International Relations. His research interests lie in international relations, international political economy, American foreign policy, international organizations, and political methodology. Professor Pevehouse’s work examines the relationship between domestic and international politics. He is the author, with Joshua Goldstein, of International Relations, the leading textbook on international politics.

This series is presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association in partnership with the La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Elections Research Center.