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Wall St. Journal Expert to Speak on Ideological Divide at UConn Stamford Program on Feb. 16

Greg Ip, chief economics commentator for the Wall Street Journal, will discuss “Globalism vs. Nationalism: the New Ideological Divide,” at a program Feb. 16 at UConn’s Stamford campus, 1 University Place in Stamford. 

The program is co-sponsored by the UConn Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) and the World Affairs Forum of Stamford. The event is $45 for members of the World Affairs Forum and $55 for non-members. A limited number of free tickets are available for UConn students by contacting Lynsi Jennings at Tickets are available here. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., followed by Ip’s presentation from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the GenRe Auditorium. Advanced registration is required.

“If globalists are to regain the public’s trust, they will need to re-examine their own policies,” Ip has stated. “The dislocation caused by past globalization casts doubt on the wisdom of prescribing more. That globalization’s winners can compensate its losers makes impeccable economic logic, but it rings hollow among those too old to retrain or move.

“Political capital might be better invested in preserving existing trade pacts, not passing new ones,” he said. “And trade pacts may be a less effective bulwark against China than military cooperation with those worried about Chinese aggression.”

Ip writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly WSJ’s Capital Account column and on Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal‘s economics blog. From 2008 to Jan 2015, he was the U.S. economics editor for The Economist, based in Washington D.C. Prior to that time he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington, D.C. Ip comments regularly on TV and radio, including CNBC, NPR and the PBS Newshour.

He has won or shared in several journalism prizes, including his work as part of a team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2016, he was part of a team recognized by the National Press Club for a series of articles on global demographics. He is the author of, “The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World,” and “Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe.” A native of Canada, Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa.

UConn is one of only 17 CIBER programs in the country. The program’s goal is to increase the competitiveness of U.S. business in the global marketplace.

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