Alan Cafruny, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, discussed trade agreements at a conference on “Rules, Rights and Resistance: The Battle Over TPP and TTIP.” The event was hosted by The New School on April 28-29 in New York City.
Cafruny was part of a panel on “Economy and Labor.” Among the topics covered were economic arguments for trade agreements and the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement on wages and power. The panel also discussed the labor content in trade agreements and what the alternatives might be.
Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Celeste Drake of AFL-CIO were also on the panel.
Cafruny’s comments on trade agreements and the 2016 presidential election were featured in an article in the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen on April 30. “Increased resistance to transatlantic trade and investment partnership” focused on trade agreements between the European Union and the United States as a campaign issue.