The Walls vs. Bridges panel. From left: UBC Prof. Moira Quayle (moderator), David Emerson, Frederick L.A. Grauer, Patricia M. Mohr, Chris Fowler, Darren Huston. Photo: Mauricio Drelichman
Canada owes its economic prosperity to trade, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from multilateral agreements leaves the country vulnerable.
This was just one of the ideas put forth during a panel discussion convened by the Vancouver School of Economics to address the future of globalization.
Called Walls vs. Bridges: Moving Goods, People and Ideas, the distinguished panel included David Emerson, corporate director and public policy advisor, Chris Fowler, president and CEO of Canadian Western Bank, Frederick L.A. Grauer, senior advisor and director of Course Hero and director of Credit Sesame, Darren Huston, founder and CEO of BlackPines Global Advisors and Patricia M. Mohr, corporate director and economist and commodity market specialist.
The panelists, many of whom were UBC alumni, discussed a wide range of issues that affect the global economy: from international trade to resource allocation to the integration of labour markets.
Held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the panel was part of a program to celebrate the inaugural Bachelor of International Economics graduating class and the new home of the Vancouver School of Economics, The Iona Building.