March 12, 2024

Menard Family Distinguished Speaker set


NDSU's Challey Institute invites the campus community and public to attend “A New Era of Economic Disintegration?” with Douglas Irwin on Wednesday, March 20. The event is free and open to all members of the NDSU community and the public. The first 100 in-person attendees will receive a copy of his book.

The talk will begin at 4 p.m., in the Louise Auditorium in Barry Hall, followed by an audience Q&A. All are invited to stay for a reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments in the Barry Hall Mezzanine at 5:30 p.m.

Irwin’s lecture will discuss the ebbs and flows of globalization in the past to set the context for where globalization might be going in the future. 

Irwin is the John French Professor of economics at Dartmouth College. He is the author of “Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy” (University of Chicago Press, 2017), which The Economist and Foreign Affairs selected as one of their Best Books of the Year. He is president-elect of the Economic History Association (2022-23). 

He is also the author of “Free Trade Under Fire” (Princeton University Press, fifth edition 2020), “Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s” (MIT Press, 2012), “Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression” (Princeton University Press, 2011), “The Genesis of the GATT” (Cambridge University Press, 2008, co-authored with Petros Mavroidis and Alan Sykes), “Against the Tide:  An Intellectual History of Free Trade” (Princeton University Press, 1996) and many articles on trade policy and economic history in books and professional journals.

Irwin is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He worked on trade policy issues while on the staff of President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers and later worked in the International Finance Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Before joining Dartmouth, Irwin taught at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

Free parking is available in the Elim Lot (map). We politely ask you to refrain from parking in the Sons of Norway lot.

If you are unable to join us in person, register on Zoom.

About the Series
The Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series hosts world thought leaders to share their ideas with the NDSU community on big questions that explore ways to improve the human condition and create economic opportunity. The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the Challey Institute thanks to a generous gift by the Menard Family.

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