NAFTA: A Make or Break Moment
More than 20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect, its consequences are a topic of heated debate in Mexico, Canada, and especially the United States. Are President Trump’s claims about NAFTA and its negative effects on the U.S. economy accurate? Are his goals for renegotiating the agreement achievable? Has the U.S. fared worse than its trading partners? Are there practical ways to improve the treaty, such as adding new chapters? What are the red lines of U.S. trading partners Canada and Mexico in the negotiations? The San Diego World Affairs Council, the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Institute of the Americas bring the debate to you by assembling a top-notch panel to consider all things NAFTA.