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International Trade Two-Day Forum: National Trade Experts and Local Hands-On Experience

Sponsored by the Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2, 2014
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (CT)

Location: Federal Reserve, Nashville, TN

The Nashville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for educators.

This unique opportunity will allow you to hear from experts from around the country about international trade and to gain hands-on lessons for teaching trade-related topics. Day 1 is a videoconference, with presentations from trade experts from around the country on topics that include international trade perspectives, the great trade collapse and rebound, the global economy, trade deficits, and more. Day 2 includes hands-on classroom lessons focusing on drivers of global integration, reasons for trade, international accounting, and comparative advantage as well as an overview of Tennessee economic and manufacturing data.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Space is limited.

For more information, please contact Jackie Morgan at or by phone at 615-251-7239.

Day 1 Agenda
8:00 Check in, networking, and continental breakfast (provided)
8:30 Welcome, introductions, and overview
8:45 Overview of international trade (via videoconference)
9:45 The great trade collapse and rebound: A state-by-state view (via videoconference)
10:45 Break and networking
11:15 America's assets and liabilities in a global economy
12:15 Networking lunch (provided)
12:45 Value-added data recast the U.S.–China trade deficit
1:30 Break
1:45 Monetary policy and globalization
2:45 Debriefing
3:00 Day 1 adjourn
Day 2 Agenda
8:00 Check in, networking, and continental breakfast (provided)
8:30 Welcome, introductions, review, and overview
9:00 Lessons: Why Trade?, Drivers of Global Integration, and Comparative Advantage
10:30 Break
10:45 Tennessee economy and manufacturing update
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Lesson: Accounting for international trade
1:45 Break
2:00 Additional trade and globalization resources
2:45 Clarifications and questions
3:00 Evaluations, certificates, and adjourn
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