In September 2019, a panel of experts from around the Tuck and Dartmouth communities gathered in London for a candid discussion of what happens when global trade policies clash. Since then, our world has changed more than we could have imagined—the pandemic hit, America elected a new president, and Brexit finally happened. Amid all this, global trade and investment flows collapsed and then rebounded sharply. What is the prospect for international trade and investment in the post-pandemic Europe, Middle East, and Africa region?
Moderated by Tuck Dean Matthew Slaughter, this special follow-up to the 2019 panel will explore this question and all the changes beneath it with EMEA-based experts in trade, investment, and public policy.
About the speakers
Wendy Becker D’87
Chair, Board of Directors, Logitech International, UK
Wendy Becker is the chairperson of Logitech International SA and serves as a non-executive director of Sony Corporation, Great Portland Estates, and Oxford University Press. She was previously on the boards of Whitbread, Ocado, and NHS England, and was CEO of Jack Wills. She is a member of the Board of Visitors for the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.
External Member, Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, UK
Jonathan Haskel was previously professor and head of department at the Department of Economics, Queen Mary University of London. He has taught at the University of Bristol and London Business School. He has been a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the Stern School of Business, New York University, as well as a visiting researcher at the Australian National University.
Peter Kadas T’90
Senior Advisor, BXR Corporate Consulting Partners, UK
International financier, technology investor, film producer, and philanthropist Peter Kadas supports innovative research and student opportunities at universities around the world, including the University of Toronto, Oxford University, and the University of Haifa. Peter is founder and director of the Kadas Prize Foundation, which helps fund the Nine Dots Prize, an innovative book prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary societal issues.
Dean, Tuck School of Business
Matthew Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum, and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.
With a special welcome from our EMEA Council chair:
Tore Rynning-Nielsen T’85
Chairman and Partner, Varig Industri AS, Norway
Tore Rynning-Nielsen is chairman and partner of the private investment firm Varig Industri, based in Oslo, Norway. He co-founded the private equity firm Herkules Capital and founded the private education company B+W Learning Systems AS. He has also been managing director of SEB Enskilda Securities’ Norwegian operations and senior vice president of the private equity firm Holberg Industries Inc. Rynning-Nielsen is a member of the Tuck Advisory Board and the Board of Tuck’s Center of Private Equity and Venture Capital, as well as chair of Tuck’s EMEA Council. He was a recipient of the Tuck Distinguished Achievement Medal in 2019.