SDGs Center Joint Seminar – Why Indonesia Must Show the Way on the Trade Strategy?
5 July @ 13:00 - 15:00
In partnership with Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran, SDGs Center cordially invite you to attend a joint seminar entitled Why Indonesia Must Show the Way on the Trade Strategy?, delivered by Peter Drysdale (Emeritus Professor of Economics at The Australian National University).
The election of Mr. Trump to the White House has changed many things, but perhaps none so drastically as the international trade policy environment. Brexit in Europe adds to the problem that Trump has created. Some may think that the Trump shock is a passing moment and US leadership in international trade and economic policy can be quickly restored. But there is little doubt that the certainties that the post-war trade regime, and the primacy the multilateral order delivered, are now vastly less certain.
The question we confront now is how the world — that has benefited so much from the certainties of economic openness that the WTO and other global institutions have provided — can protect its strategic economic and political interests in the absence of the leadership of its largest economy. Even while Trump and his White House advisers embrace the madness that would undermine global economic and political security and damage US standing in the world, the rest of the world has a continuing and strategic interest in new commitments to openness.
No one country — even China which is the second biggest economy in the world —can make the difference alone as the United States turns inwards. But there is strong interest in pushing collective leadership from Asia. Indonesia has a critical role to play through the ASEAN-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in achieving this goal.
This seminar is free to the public, please register below to add your name to our list.