You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

The Post-WWII Trade System: A Pillar of Freedom

Douglas A. Irwin
John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences at
Dartmouth College

Monday, June 8
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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This lecture is part of a series on Economics and Foreign Policy sponsored by the Charles Koch Foundation.

Dr. Irwin will discuss the role of U.S. trade policy during and after World War II in setting up the open world trading system.  He will describe how this system is a pillar of the free world and a stable international order, and how it contributes to peace, prosperity, and national security.

Douglas IrwinDouglas Irwin is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

He has also taught at the University of Chicago, in addition to serving on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

Professor Irwin has published many books, his latest being a fourth edition of Free Trade under Fire (Princeton, 2015), as well as Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT, 2012) and Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton, 1996) which has been translated into several languages. He is currently completing a history of U.S. trade policy from the colonial period to the present. He is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Irwin received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.