US Trade Policy and the Future of Global Order?

kutsutilaisuus · Webinar · 10.03.2021 16:00 - 17:15


In the world of trade, the Trump years were characterised by disputes with friend and foe alike. Has change arrived? This webinar measures the direction of the wind blowing through Washington now, the role of international trade in US global presence and their implications for Europe and the rest of the world. The conversation touches upon both what elements of recent policy will continue and the likelihood of discontinuities.

Trade troubles may have appeared as an early crack in the foundation of US global leadership. As global supply chains are needed to deliver vaccines and climate change calls for international cooperation, Washington is showing discomfort with a trading system whose construction it led. Also, is there something Europe could do that America can or will not?

The recording of the webinar is available at FIIA’s youtube-channel:



Stan Veuger

Resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Stan Veuger is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a visiting lecturer of economics at Harvard University. He is also the editor of AEI Economic Perspectives, as well as a fellow at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs in Madrid and at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He was a visiting lecturer of economics at Harvard University during the fall of 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Dr. Veuger’s research has been published in leading academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Review of Economics and Statistics. He is the coeditor, with Michael Strain, of “Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy” (AEI Press, 2016). He received a PhD and an AM in economics from Harvard. He also holds degrees from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of London, and Utrecht University.

Saila Turtiainen

Senior Research Fellow, FIIA

Saila Turtiainen is Visiting Senior Fellow at FIIA. Previously she worked as Senior Adviser in trade policy at the Confederation of Finnish industries (EK). She has also been Senior Adviser at the Brussels office for the Confederation. Her expertise includes EU free trade agreements, trade defence, US trade policy, including US-China trade war. Saila Turtiainen holds a MA in International business from the Helsinki School of Economics.

Comments and chair:

Lauri Tähtinen

Non-resident Fellow, FIIA

Lauri Tähtinen is a historian, writer, analyst and advisor on global affairs based in Washington, D.C.. He has taught widely on subjects ranging from international law to political economy and from globalization to human rights at Brown, Cambridge, Harvard and Helsinki and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. Tähtinen received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics.