Week of Events
Join us for an afternoon of fun while enjoying soothing, sophisticated duets on Chinese and Arabic lutes, improvised by virtuosos Gao Hong on the pipa and Issam Rafea on the oud. The Duo won two Gold Medals from the Global Music Awards for their "From Our World to Yours" album in 2020. Artists will play and interact with the audience virtually.
A recent survey of nearly 20,000 people in 25 countries reveals mixed enthusiasm for international trade and the globalization of goods and services, with slightly less than half of those surveyed agreeing that globalization is a net-positive for their country.
With an uptick in protectionist trade rhetoric and reconsideration of globally integrated networks of goods and services, what do the trends and forecasts indicate about the future of globalization? Is globalization really at an end, or is it in need of a refresh?
David Dollar, noted economist and senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, will offer his insights in this virtual discussion jointly presented by the US Heartland China Association and the International Relations Council.