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Please join the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center for a discussion on the pandemic, its disruptions in global shipping and lessons for reforming the global trade landscape. This public event will take place on Wednesday, March 31, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET 

In recent months, shipping bottlenecks have made headlines by causing skyrocketing prices and long delays. The pandemic is stretching global supply chains thin. Our speakers will unpack the implications of pandemic-related trade disruptions for industries and economies recovering from the recession as well as long-term impacts on supply chain distribution and global growth.  We are delighted to welcome as speakers Megan Greene, Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Barbara Matthews, CEO of BCM Strategy and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, Penny Naas, President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability at UPS, and Chris Rogers at S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Wall Street Journal’s Costas Paris will moderate the conversation. 

This event is part of an Atlantic Council series that tracks global trade developments. The speakers will discuss how the lessons from the pandemic should inform policymakers’ efforts to reshape supply chains and how these potential changes may impact international commerce in 2021 and beyond.

Introductory remarks by

Josh Lipsky
Director, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council


Megan Greene
Senior Fellow
Harvard Kennedy School

Barbara Matthews
BCM Strategy
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

Penny Naas
President, International Public Affairs and Sustainability
United Parcel Service

Chris Rogers
Trade, Supply Chains Contributor
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Moderated by

Costas Paris
Senior Reporter
Wall Street Journal


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