What better way to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) than to hear from the three people who led negotiations of the deal?

The Carlson School welcomed Carla Hills, former U.S. trade representative; Jaime Serra Puche, former secretary of trade and industry and former secretary of finance of Mexico; and John Weekes, former chief Canadian negotiator for NAFTA, for a discussion on the future of trade relations in North America in the face of new policies and the changing political climate on March 27 before an overflow crowd in the 3M Auditorium. Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Economics Tim Kehoe moderated the panel, which was organized and co-hosted by the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute and the Carlson Global Institute as part of its Global Matters series.

Watch an archived replay of the event.

Attendees also participated with the Global Matters topic of the day on social media.

 

 

Where can you find the head #NAFTA negotiators for Canada, Mexico, & US talking about its future? Right here at #UMN. #GlobalMatters pic.twitter.com/mJSRxxVCk1

— John Budd (@JohnWBudd) March 27, 2017

 

 

It's a packed @3M Auditorium for #GlobalMatters! Trump, Trade, & the Future of NAFTA discussion will start shortly. We'll tweet updates. pic.twitter.com/8ECrl7vAz8

— Carlson School News (@CarlsonNews) March 27, 2017

 

 

"We make things together" Carla Hills on the impact of #nafta #globalmatters

— Jennifer Hawkins (@jenhawkinsmn) March 27, 2017

 

 

The trilateral relationship of NAFTA makes for a competitive North American region. You lose that with bilateral FTAs #globalmatters

— Mallory Narang (@allonsymallory) March 27, 2017

 

 

Hills: We want a world where trading rules are equal, fair, and all abide by them. #nafta #UMNEcon #GlobalMatters pic.twitter.com/TY6MvoH3aN

— HHEI (@HellerHurwicz) March 27, 2017