North America’s Economic Future Amidst 2024 Elections

North America’s Economic Future Amidst 2024 Elections

Virtual Briefing Series

Thursday, July 25th, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

2024 is a significant year for the trilateral relationship between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. It marks the 30th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which laid the foundation for the 2020 USMCA deal. This is also an election year in both the U.S. and Mexico, the results of which will play a crucial role in shaping the future of these relations. Whichever administration wins the 2024 election will review the USMCA in 2026 and shape the region’s trajectory in various areas. With the current geopolitical climate pushing the U.S. to re-evaluate its nearshoring strategy to enhance security and economic ties with its North American neighbors, what is the current state of economic relations between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada? What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for this trilateral relationship in light of the 2024 elections? And what future does the USMCA hold?
Join us on Thursday, July 25 from 12 PM to 1 PM ET for a conversation between Mr. Goldy Hyder, President and Chief Executive of the Business Council of Canada; Dr. Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Professor Pamela Starr, Professor of the practice in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and in the Public Diplomacy program at the University of Southern California, where they will discuss these questions and more.

 

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SPEAKERS:

Goldy Hyder

Goldy Hyder is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada (BCC),a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose membership is comprised of more than 170 chief
executives and entrepreneurs of Canada’s leading and largest companies.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Open Text Corporation and has a long track record of service on behalf of several charities and non-profit organizations, including the Coalition for a Better Future and the Business + Higher Education Roundtable.
A regular commentator in Canadian media on business, politics and leadership, he hosts the “Speaking of Business” podcast, which features interviews with Canadian innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders. He holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Calgary
 

Dr. Joshua Paul Meltzer

Dr. Joshua Meltzer is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He works on international economic relations with a focus on the intersection of digital technology and international trade and investment. As part of this work he co-leads the Forum on Cooperation in AI (FCAI) a multistakeholder track 1.5 dialogue with senior government officials from the US, EU, Canada, UK, Singapore, Japan and Australia as well as AI experts from industry and academia. He also leads the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) initiative which focuses on how USMCA can strengthen international economic cooperation in North America. Meltzer has testified before the U.S. Congress, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Canadian Parliament, and the European Parliament. He was an expert witness in the Schrems II litigation in Europe on data flows and privacy and a consultant to the World Bank on trade and privacy matters, as well as the G20 and APEC on data governance issues. He is a member of the Australian government’s National Data Advisory Council, and a member of the OECD Expert Community on Data Free Flow with Trust. Meltzer is a senior fellow at Melbourne University law School where he teaches digital trade law and has taught digital trade law at the University of Toronto Law School as an adjunct professor and ran the E-commerce and Digital Trade course at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office diplomatic academy. Before Brookings, Meltzer was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. and prior to that an international trade negotiator in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Meltzer has appeared in print and news media, including the Economist, the New York Times, CNN, Bloomberg the Asahi Shimbun and China Daily. Meltzer holds an S.J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor and law and commerce degrees from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
 

Professor Pamela Starr

Dr. Pamela K. Starr is a Professor of the practice in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and in the Public Diplomacy program at the University of Southern California. She is also a university fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.
Dr. Starr came to USC from the Eurasia Group, one of the world’s leading global political risk advisory and consulting firms, where she was senior analyst responsible for Mexico. Prior to that, she spent eight years in Mexico as a professor of Latin American political economy at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a private university in Mexico City.
Dr. Starr is an active speaker, commentator, and author on Mexican politics, economics and foreign policy, and on economic reform and policy making in Latin America. She is the author of articles and policy reports on Mexico and US-Mexico Relations, and is currently writing a book on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations.
Starr has also worked as a consultant to investment banks and securities firms, and is currently Senior Adviser at Monarch Global Strategies. She has briefed officials American and Mexican officials on the bilateral relationship, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade, as well as ambassadors, diplomats, intelligence officials, legislators and staffers from both countries.
Dr. Starr’s research and writing focus on three main topics: U.S.-Mexico relations, the politics, economy and foreign policy of contemporary Mexico, and the politics of economic policy-making across Latin America. In a series of books and book chapters, peer-review journal articles and policy-oriented publications, Dr. Starr has illuminated the interplay between political and economic developments in shaping economic policy in Mexico and Latin America.
On the basis of this research, Dr. Starr has given talks throughout the hemisphere to a wide range of audiences, including the World Economic Forum, the IMF, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Mexico City, the US State Legislative Leaders Foundation, the Mexican legislature and the Ecuadorian Central Bank.
Dr. Starr is a Global Fellow at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She is also an associate of the Inter-American Dialogue and a member of the Latin American Studies Association. She has previously held research positions in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil and in at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
She has received grants and fellowships from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Earhart Foundation, the Organization of American States and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
After receiving her PhD from the University of Southern California in 1993, Dr. Starr worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles before moving to ITAM in 1997.
 

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