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Why the US-China trade war won’t last

May 15, 2019

David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member, discusses why the US-China trade war won’t last with CNN Business.

37th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference: Global Trade: Darkening Clouds or New Beginnings?

May 9, 2019

On May 6, 2019, the Global Interdependence Center hosted its Annual Monetary & Trade (AMT) Conference in partnership with the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. The conference explored global trade imbalance issues and offered a forum for discussion of the current status of trade relations among the most significant world trade partners, including the US, China, and the European Union. 

Third Annual Financial Literacy Day: An Update on Financial Markets and the Economy

April 12, 2019

This program, held in partnership with University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College of Business and Cumberland Advisors, featured keynote addresses from Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Special Writer in the Investigations unit at The Wall Street Journal and Susan Harper, Canadian Consul General in Miami and Former Economic Minister for Embassy of Canada.

Behind the Markets Podcast: Dr. Diego Rodriguez Palenzuela, Kevin Flanagan, & Jillian Fornito

March 29, 2019

Host Jeremy Schwartz talks to an economist from the European Central Bank. What impact are the Brexit negotiations having on the global economy, and why is the ECB’s President worried about negative interest rates? We also talk about whether the Fed’s hints that it’s done raising interest rates will affect the markets and Italy’s impact on the ECB. Tune in! Guests include Dr. Diego Rodriguez Palenzuela – Head of the Business Analysis Division, DG-Economics, at the European Central Bank. He’s been with the ECB since 1999 and has a PhD in economics from MIT and Jillian Fornito – Executive Director of the Global Interdependence Center, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 and headquartered inside the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. GIC’s mission is to facilitate an international dialogue on economics.

Adapting to a Changing Climate: Challenges and Opportunities

February 4, 2019

The Global Interdependence Center, Cumberland Advisors, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee gathered for a conference on adaptive climate change on Friday, January 25, 2019. This day-long conference included discussions about the implications of climate warming for Florida and the effects of climate change on red tide.