The Government of The Bahamas seeks to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2020. In a bid to engage the public in dialogue and discussion, regular information sessions are being held to prepare the nation for impending accession next year. Last evening, Tuesday, 26th February, a lecture was held at the Harry C. Moore Library at the University of The Bahamas campus, featuring Harvard adjunct professor, Mr. Craig VanGrasstek. During the lecture, he expanded on excerpts from his book, ‘Trade and American Leadership: The Paradoxes of Power and Wealth from Alexander Hamilton to Donald Trump,’ and spoke specifically to issues relevant to the WTO.
Mr. VanGrasstek lectures at the Harvard Kennedy School; and his firm, Washington Trade Reports, specializes in monitoring and analyzing current issues in trade policy. Mr. Zhivargo Laing, Chief Negotiator for Bahamas Accession to the WTO and Executive Director, Government & Public Policy Institute at the University of The Bahamas moderated the event.