[Panel I] Unfriendly Shores: the Populist Tide and Macro Trends for Business and Trade
The rise of populism throughout the Western world has caught many by surprise. Impacts spread far beyond the political realm: trade agreements, international financial mechanisms, multilateral institutions, and even macroeconomic performance will be affected by this shifting backdrop. What is the risk of a new era of trade protectionism? Do concerns over political sovereignty pose a threat to past or future global economic integration? The Fletcher Political Risk Conference panel will examine these macro-institutional shifts in the global business climate.
Peter Allgeier is President of Nauset Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing in international trade and investment issues facing U.S. and foreign businesses. He served as President of the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) from September 2012 until March 2016. CSI is the association representing the international trade and investment interests of the American service economy. Its membership includes major international companies from the banking, insurance, telecommunications, information technology, express delivery, audiovisual, energy services, and other service industries.
From 2009 to 2012, Ambassador Allgeier was President of C&M International, a trade consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He previously served as Deputy US Trade Representative (2001-2009) and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization(WTO). Before his appointment as Deputy USTR in 2001, Ambassador Allgeier served in a series of senior positions: Assistant USTR for Asia and the Pacific; Assistant USTR for Europe and the Mediterranean; and Associate U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and the Woodrow Wilson Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In 1988 President Reagan presented him with the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, which is the highest performance honor bestowed on career federal officials.
He has a Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and an A.B. in International Relations from Brown University. He also was a Rockefeller Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School.
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the author of “Spoiler Alerts” for the Washington Post. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. Drezner has written five books, including All Politics is Global and The System Worked, and edited two others, including Avoiding Trivia. He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Politico, and Foreign Affairs, and has been a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and The National Interest. He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College and an M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. His next book, The Ideas Industry, will be published by Oxford University Press in April.
Kingsley Moghalu is Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School at Tufts University since 2015. He previously served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009-2014 and led extensive reforms in Nigeria’s banking sector after the global financial crisis. He is also the Founder of Sogato Strategies, a global risk, strategy and macroeconomic advisory firm.
Professor Moghalu previously worked in the United Nations system for 17 years in strategic planning, legal affairs and executive management roles at the UN Headquarters in New York and duty stations in Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania and Switzerland, rising from entry level officer to the highest career bracket of Director.
A noted thought leader, Prof. Moghalu has published several books including Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter, and the forthcoming Banking on Reform; Financial Stability in a Post-Crisis World. He is a frequent guest lecturer, international keynote speaker and industry commentator in the Financial Times, CNN, BBC World TV, Bloomberg, and CNBC.
Kingsley Moghalu obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations at the London School of Economics, an M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and the LL.B. from the University of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of executive education programs at the International Monetary Fund Institute, Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton, and Harvard Business School. He holds the national honor of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred on him by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2012.
Frank is the Head of Credit, State-Owned Enterprises at Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency/World Bank Group. He provides risk management expertise to MIGA’s Economics and Policy Group, the political risk insurance arm of the World Bank. The Group is responsible for assessing project and country risks; for ensuring projects supported by MIGA are developmentally sound; and for verifying that operations are consistent with good economic policy and sustainable for the host country—as well as financially sustainable for MIGA. Prior, Frank worked for 11 years at Merrill Lynch where he was responsible for Merrill's country and sovereign risk management as part of the firm's credit risk department; prior to that, he was an officer and a senior analyst in the strategic analysis division of the Military Intelligence Agency in the Netherlands. Frank obtained an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) with a concentration in international business and finance. He also holds an MA in Eastern European and Soviet studies from the University of Amsterdam.
Eric Stein is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of global income and portfolio manager in Eaton Vance’s global income group. He is responsible for leading the 45-person global income team, as well as for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global income strategies. He focuses on Asia, Western Europe and the Dollar Bloc. He also covers the policies and actions of the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. He originally joined Eaton Vance in 2002 and rejoined the company in 2008.
Eric previously worked on the Markets Desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has additional experience at Citigroup Alternative Investments.
Eric earned a B.S., cum laude, from Boston University and an MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Boston Economic Club, Business Associates Club, Enterprise Club, AEI Boston Council and Boston Security Analysts Society. Eric is on the board of overseers of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. He also serves as a board member and member of the investment committee of the Boston Civic Symphony.
Eric’s commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, Kiplinger’s and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been featured on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, PBS, Bloomberg Radio and Bloomberg TV.