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Globalization Under Attack? No Business as Usual for Global Companies

Chatham House, London


Pankaj Ghemawat, Global Professor of Management and Strategy, NYU Stern School of Business 


Pankaj Ghemawat will discuss the increasingly prevalent debate on the value of globalization and the implications this has for the corporate sector.

Though globalization has not yet gone into reverse, transatlantic public sentiment towards it has soured in recent years, in favour of more protectionist measures. This backlash against globalization can largely be seen as a backlash against big business. To what extent have global trade and capital flows been affected by this shift towards protectionist rhetoric? How should global companies respond to these developments? Should they double down on their globalization strategies or pivot to localization by producing and innovating where they sell? And what impact will that have on national economies and broader economic cooperation?

This event is part of the US and Americas Programme ongoing series on Transatlantic Perspectives on Common Economic Challenges. This series examines some of the principal global challenges that we face today and potentially differing perspectives from across Europe and the US.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.