The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business presents an online discussion of Global Trade in the New Year, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

Maryland Smith Research Professor and the center’s academic director Kislaya Prasad moderates this outlook for 2021 covering how the post-Covid environment, vaccine distribution and the Biden Administration will impact global trade.


Javier López González, senior trade economist at the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). His recent work is focused on digital trade: investigating the potential economic opportunity cost of data localization policies; developing frameworks for the measurement and analysis of digital trade; creating typologies of approaches to cross border data regulation; and exploring what market openness means in the 21st century.

William Reinsch, Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and is a senior adviser at Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP. Reinsch previously served for 15 years as president of the National Foreign Trade Council. From 2001 to 2016, he concurrently served as a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. An adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, he also has served as the Undersecretary of Commerce for Export Administration during the Clinton administration.

The event is part of the Center for Global Business’ Distinguished Speaker Series in International Business. For registration and more information, go to

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