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FEBRUARY 5: Global supply chains and national security 

The shutdown of global supply chains due to the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore an issue with the high level of global economic interdependence: what happens when one country is the main source for an item, say face masks, and then can no longer supply the item? Countries suddenly unable to meet the demand for certain supplies are faced with growing calls for economic nationalism. What are some of the lasting effects that the pandemic could have on global supply chains and trade? How would this affect national security?

Speaker: David Dollar, Senior Fellow - John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution



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February 05, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm PST

Great Decisions 2021: Global supply chains and national security

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Add to Calendar 02/05/2021 12:00:00 02/05/2021 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Great Decisions 2021: Global supply chains and national security Check https://www.worldoregon.org/great_decisions_2021_global_supply_chains_and_national_security for the latest info. via Zoom Tim DuRoche [email protected]

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