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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

March 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week six: Talking Trade: How the Messaging around Trade Shapes Public Opinion

Public perception of trade and policy decisions can be heavily shaped by the messaging of a presidential administration. Ethan Corson unpacks the communications strategy of senior officials with U.S. Department of Commerce alumna Meghan Groob. Groob served in a variety of messaging roles in the department of commerce, including as director of speechwriting and deputy director of public affairs. She is currently editorial director at Gates Ventures.

About spring 2019 discussion groups: Once considered an area of bipartisan consensus, support has eroded for the idea that free trade benefits the U.S. and that engagement with the global economy is essential to the nation’s economic growth. An alumnus of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the current executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party, Dole Fellow Ethan Corson leads an exploration of the issues surrounding international trade, including the different approaches taken by recent presidential administrations. Corson and his guests will dissect arguments for and against free trade and provide the historical context for understanding today’s debate.

This program is free and open to the public.


March 27, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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