Trump and the World Economy

Monday, December 4, 2017

Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m.
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Club Room
420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois

The program is open to the public and is free. 

Dr. Steven Livingston, Professor of Political Science

Donald Trump appears to be inaugurating the biggest change in America’s foreign trade policy since the 1930s. Dr. Livingston will discuss why and how he is trying to do this.  Will he succeed?  And if he does, what will result – for the U.S., and for the world?

Dr. Steven Livingston is the Associate Director of the Business and Economic Research Center and a professor of Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University. He edits Global Commerce, a quarterly trade newsletter, which has twice been the recipient of the AUBER Award for Excellence in Publications. The author of two books and numerous papers and articles, his research focuses upon America’s international economic policies and he closely tracks state and regional-level international trade activity.

Dr. Livingston has been awarded the Pew Charitable Trust Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, and he has been an Academic Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is a Professeur Invité at the Université de Caen, where he has taught on the politics of the international economy each year since 2004. He has received grants related to his trade research from the Energy Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, among others. Dr. Livingston received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University, where he was an Associate of the Harvard Center for International Affairs.