On Thursday, Feb. 16, starting at noon the Clausen Center and UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix will co-sponsor a panel discussion on ‘Economics and Geopolitics in U.S. International Relations: China, Europe, and the Global South”. The event will be held in the Spieker Forum, 6th Floor, Chou Hall, of the Haas School of Business.


The pandemic and the war in Ukraine have reshaped global geopolitics, trade, and security. How will these changes affect the relationship between the US and China, Europe, and the Global South? How will they impact US firms operating globally, and how might foreign leaders — and notably the Chinese leadership — respond? In this panel discussion, a group of distinguished scholars will answer these questions and address the possible implications for the global multilateral order established in the second half of the 20th century.


Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former justice of the Supreme Court of California

James Fearon, Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor, Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Political Science, Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Economic Counsellor and the Director of Research, International Monetary Fund; S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, UC Berkeley Department of Economics and at the Haas School of Business

Laura Tyson, Class of 1939 Professor of Economics and Business Administration and Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, UC Berkeley

John Zysman (moderator), Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, co-founder/co-director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy