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Avoiding CAFTAstrophe: What is CAFTA, why is it so controversial, and who will b
Date Thursday October 06
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
The Council
Event Type Panel Discussion
Who: Jon D. Haveman, Research Fellow and Director of the Economy Program, Public Policy Institute of California
Deborah James, Global Economy Director, Global Exchange
Jesse Swanhuyser, Director, California Coalition for Fair Trade and Human Rights
Moderated by Alicia Robb, Director, Foundation for Sustainable Development
What: (International Development Series) Avoiding CAFTAstrophe: What is CAFTA, why is it so controversial, and who will benefit from this landmark trade deal?
Event: U.S. lawmakers passed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) on July 27, 2005, ushering in a law that will eliminate tariffs on U.S. sales to Central America, open up markets, and increase investment in one of the poorest regions of the world. How will this new agreement effect jobs in the U.S., as well as labor conditions in the six other member countries—Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic?
When: Thursday, Oct. 6 ; check-in: 5:30 PM, program: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Admission Costs: Members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15; Co-sponsors: $7
Info: (415) 293-4600,
Added to the calendar on Friday Sep 16th, 2005 2:18 PM

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