In a world responding to a pandemic and a year-long war in Ukraine, what is the future of globalization? International trade expert, Caroline Freund — author, scholar, and former World Bank official — will tackle these and related issues as a presenter at the 2023 Camden Conference, Feb. 19-21.

Freund is dean of the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego. Earlier, she served as global director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness at the World Bank. She is a leading researcher on trade issues.

The author of “Rich People Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms,” she was co-director of the World Bank’s flagship World Development Report 2020 on global value chains.

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