Nunn School Symposium IV: The Political Vulnerability of Economic Interdependence

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The past five or so years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of economic tools by governments to pursue foreign policy objectives. This increased use has also contributed to heightened concerns about vulnerabilities associated with economic interdependence.

This half-day seminar will consider how different jurisdictions use economic tools for geopolitical ends and seek to reduce their own economic vulnerability.

Register by Monday, March 4.

Funded by the Neal Family Chair. Co-sponsored by Georgia Tech CIBER and ACIR, in conjunction with the Nunn School's Diplomats-in-Residence Program.


Parking and Directions

Parking is available for $2 per hour in Visitor Area 1 (North Avenue across from the Tech Tower). Once parked, walk one block east on North Avenue to the Alumni House (190 North Avenue NW).



Noon Registration and welcome

12:30 p.m. Major players (over lunch)

  • United States: Peter Harrell, nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Senior Director for International Economics, jointly appointed to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council
  • European Union: Alasdair Young, Professor and Neal Family Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • China: Dalton Lin, Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

2 p.m. Middle powers 

  • Canada: Amb. Louise Blais, Diplomat-in-Residence and former Canadian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Consul General of Canada in Atlanta
  • UK: Amb. Rachel Galloway, British Consul General in Atlanta
  • Japan: Kazuto Suzuki, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, and Director, Institute of Geoeconomics at International House of Japan

4 p.m. Close


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