A Historical Perspective on The Current Trade War – Oct 4

  • October 4, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to a Trade Panel that will put the current trade war into historical perspective.  US trade policy evolved with an initial focus on revenue, restriction, and in the modern day, reciprocity. Three distinguished panelists will consider how today’s trade war reflects historical precedents and potential consequences.

Preregistration required due to limited space.


 Douglas Irwin
John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College & Author of Clashing Over Commerce: The History of US Trade Policy

Douglas Irwin is the John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College.  He is author of Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, fourth edition 2015), Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012), Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011), The Genesis of the GATT (Cambridge University Press, 2008, co-authored with Petros Mavroidis and Alan Sykes), Against the Tide:  An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996), and many articles on trade policy in books and professional journals.  He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has also served on the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


Angela Marshall Hoffman
President and Founder, World Strategies

Angela has served as a trusted advisor to members of the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch as well as to CEOs and senior executives in complex, multi-national organizations for over two decades.

Previously, Angela was Vice President, International Corporate Affairs, at Walmart Stores, Inc. where she led the company’s external engagement in 40+ retail, ecommerce and sourcing countries around the world.  She also launched innovative public-private chain capacity building projects focused on transparency, building safety, agricultural development and women’s economic empowerment in Latin America, Asia and Africa.  Angela joined the company in 2002 as Director of International Corporate Affairs in the company’s Federal Government Relations office in Washington, D.C.  In 2005, she moved to company headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas where she led corporate affairs engagement in the Americas as well as gained operational experience in the supply chain when she was promoted to Vice President, GNFR (indirect spend) and Sourcing Services in Walmart Global Sourcing.

Prior to Walmart, she served as International Trade Counsel on U.S. Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Max Baucus.  Angela joined the Senator’s staff in 1989 as a congressional liaison in the State of Montana and in 1997, after receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana, was his legislative counsel for agriculture and trade in Washington, D.C.

Angela is a staunch advocate for women’s empowerment and continues to be active in the Organization of Women in International Trade (“OWIT”) a voluntary, non-profit association of professionals interested in international trade.  She joined the organization in 1997 and in 2005 served as President of the Washington, D.C. chapter.  From 2010-2013 she served as President of the organization which included 25 chapters and 2000+ members around the globe.


Nova Daly
Senior Public Policy Adviser, Wiley Rein LLP

Mr. Daly is an international investment, trade and cyber security policy expert who has held senior leadership positions at the White House, the U.S. Departments of Treasury and Commerce and the U.S. Senate.  As the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security and Policy at the Treasury Department (2006-2009), Mr. Daly led the interagency CFIUS process and represented Treasury in the Administration’s cyber security policy formulation.  Prior to Treasury, Mr. Daly served as the Director for International Trade at the National Security Council where his responsibilities included multiple trade, investment and national security policy matters, including free trade agreements, trade law enforcement and intellectual property rights initiatives.  As Director, Mr. Daly developed and implemented the Administration’s “STOP Initiative” to address piracy and counterfeiting of intellectual property rights.  Mr. Daly also served as the Senior Advisor for Trade Policy to the Secretary of Commerce, and worked for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Mr. Daly holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine and a graduate degree in international law and organizations from American University.


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