Fireside Forum checks “Free Trade and Wisconsin Jobs”

The Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy continues Tuesday, Feb. 28, with ” Free Trade and Wisconsin Jobs ,” Edward Alden, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and former Washington bureau chief, Financial Times.

Edward Alden

Edward Alden

The forum will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the UWM Union Alumni Fireside Lounge. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Phil Neuenfeldt, president, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, will respond to Gordon’s presentation.

As the U.S. pursues free trade agreements around the globe, supporters point to increased opportunities for American businesses while opponents characterize the deals as “job killers.” Which trade policies provide the most benefit to people in Wisconsin and across the nation?

The Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy, held Tuesdays are sponsored by The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs (IWA) and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “As Wisconsinites prepare to go to the polls in national elections, the Fireside Forum on Foreign Policy connects four key policy issues to the lives of the citizens of our state,” says Robert Ricigliano, IWA director.

The subject of the next forum, Tuesday, March 6,is ” Policies and Politics: The Issues in the 2012 Election .” Read more about the series.