Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Clyde Prestowitz to Discuss Global Competitiveness at Jan. 18 World Affairs Council Lunch

Fending Off Decline: Can the United States Remain Competitive in the Global Era?
Discussion and Luncheon featuring Clyde Prestowitz
Founder and President, Economic Strategy Institute, and
Author of The Betrayal of American Prosperity

January 18, 2011
Noon-1:45 p.m.
Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

China's number one export to the United States?
$46 billion of computer equipment

The U.S. number one export to China?
$7.6 billion of waste paper and scrap metal

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In light of the recent economic crisis, many analysts have suggested that the United States’ long-term economic competitiveness is being undermined. Facts like the one above illustrate the extent to which the fundamental pillars of American economic might have been eroded, and the challenges the U.S. now faces in competing with emerging economies who are wielding more power on the world stage.

Is the United States facing a terminal decline? How can we compete with fast-developing countries like China and India? Clyde Prestowitz will discuss the ways in which America’s shift from a manufacturing society to one of consumption undermined American prosperity, and how the United States can restore its economic leadership and excellence in a globalized, post-dollar age.

Prestowitz is the Founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute (ESI) where he has become one of the word’s leading writers and strategists on globalization and competitiveness. An influential advisor to the U.S. government and global corporations, the New York Times has called Prestowitz one of the most far seeing forecasters of global trends. He was among the very first to warn of the approach of the recent economic crisis.

Previously, Prestowitz served as Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan Administration. He led many U.S. trade and investment negotiations with Japan, China, Latin America, and Europe. Before joining the Commerce Department, he was a senior businessman in the United States, Europe, Japan, and throughout Asia and Latin America. He has served as vice chairman of the President's Committee on Trade and Investment in the Pacific and sits on the Intel Policy Advisory Board and the U.S. Export-Import Bank Advisory Board.

Prestowitz regularly writes for leading publications, such as "New York Times," "Washington Post," and "Foreign Affairs." He is the author of the bestselling books "Three Billion New Capitalists," "Rogue Nation," and "Trading Places." His most recent book is "The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in a Post-Dollar Era."

-World Affairs Council Members
-Table of Eight
*Please advise in advance of any dietary restrictions*
*No refunds for cancellations after January 14, 2010*

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