Business Competitiveness in the Trump Neighborhood

  • 06 Dec 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
  • Torys (79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor, TD South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2)


Business Competitiveness in the Trump Neighborhood
by Dr. Laura Dawson
Director, Canada Institute, Wilson Centre

We are honoured to announce that we will host Dr. Laura Dawson for our next luncheon event. With recent developments on new trade agreements between Canada, US and Japan, the time has never been better to hear perspectives from an expert like Dr. Dawson. We hope to see many of you at the luncheon.

About the presentation

The election of President Donald Trump in 2016 unleashed a tempest of global trade and investment instability across North America even as it has catalyzed growth in the United States. US trading partners both benefit from demand and shut out by tariffs. During this lunchtime discussion, Dr. Dawson will discuss the current trajectory of US trading relationships (USMCA and CPTPP) and how new developments will affect Canada and Japan as well as domestic strategies to mitigate against the effects of instability.

About the speaker

Dr. Laura Dawson is Director of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute. Named one of Canada's Top 100 foreign policy influencers by the Hill Times, Dawson is a speaker, writer, and thought leader on Canada-U.S., NAFTA, TPP, and international trade issues. Previously, she served as senior advisor on economic affairs at the United States Embassy in Ottawa and taught international trade and Canada-U.S. relations at Carleton University. Dr. Dawson continues to serve as an advisor at Dawson Strategic, which provides advice to business on cross-border trade, market access and regulatory issues. She is a Fellow at the MacDonald Laurier Institute, and the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Dr. Dawson holds a PhD in political science.


Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Location: Torys (79 Wellington Street West, 33rd Floor, TD South Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5K 1N2)
Cost: Free of charge
Buffet lunch will be served. 

How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to by Thursday, November 29, 2018. Please note this will be first come first serve.

This event is sponsored by

We are very pleased to advise that this event is being hosted by The Japan Society sponsored the Japan Foundation Center of Global Partnership and Torys with co-operation of the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto. Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Toronto Office, the Japan Foundation, Toronto, and the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai).

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