10 Oct. 2019

Beyond NAFTA 2.0: Release Event

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office (RLS-NYC), in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), and the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), would like to invite you to our public panel on October 10, 2019 at our office in New York City.

NAFTA 2.0 has reverberated on the Mexican, Canadian, and American scenes. As national elections approach in Canada, historic labor reform has passed in Mexico, and the Democratic Primary heats up in the US, trade policy is firmly rooted on the national and international stage.

In all three countries, what has become clear is that our era of free trade has only profited the very few, while leaving many behind. On the left, we have heard many critiques of trade, and NAFTA specifically, but until now we have heard little about what it is that we do want. The publication builds upon the critiques of the NAFTA 2.0 while bringing us beyond our current situation. It does so by offering a new trade paradigm pursuing a Progressive Trade Policy for People and Planet.

Incorporating the voices of multiple trade experts from all three countries, this publication provides a roadmap towards a Progressive Trade Policy. On October 10, Editors Manuel Perez-Rocha (IPS) and Scott Sinclair (CCPA) will be joined by contributor Karen Hansen-Kuhn (IATP) to present the publication and host a timely discussion on trade’s substantial role in our current political moment.

This event will be the first public release event for our Beyond NAFTA 2.0 publication.

When: October 10, 2019, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Where: 275 Madison Ave, Suite 2114, New York City
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is optional but encouraged. Please RSVP here.