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Upcoming Events

Pizza and Policy Forum

Global Planning For An Uncertain Future: The Climate Change Edition

Professors Kinnaman (ECON), Martin (MSUS), and Wolaver (BIPP) will discuss mitigating climate change and its effect on economies, public health systems and disaster response.

Tuesday, March 20th, 11 a.m.-noon
Academic West Event Lounge, 1st floor
Pizza, salad and drinks for all who attend

Policy Updates

The Rules-based System Will be In Grave Danger
Gary Cohn’s decision to resign from the White House leaves the administration with little belief in free trade. Trump’s tax on steel and aluminum could greatly hurt global and U.S. economies.

On the Texas-Mexico Border, Migrants are Overcoming Every Obstacle in Their Path
The border is safer than it was ten years ago, but this does not mean that it will be free from drug smuggling and illegal trespassing. There are more than 100,000 apprehensions each year even after Trump’s assumption of the presidency.


North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees
Kim Jong-Un has invited President Trump to meet regarding nuclear negotiations.  President Trump graciously accepted, though just months ago they were slinging mud.

Russian spy: Military deployed after poisoning
A former Russian intelligence agent and his daughter were killed by a nerve agent in the UK. Military personnel have been deployed for investigative services.

Weekly Opinion

Effects From New Tariff on Steel and Aluminum Imports Will Reverberate Throughout the Economy
Trump’s imposition of 25% on imported steel and 10% on Aluminum caused huge fluctuations among the market.

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