Global Interdependence: The Value of Trade | Ping Zhou | TEDxYDL

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Globalization is a topic of much interest as the world adjusts to changes in leadership in the United States, Brexit, and upcoming elections elsewhere in the world. Ping Zhou’s research centers on the role of trade in a globalizing world. His talk tonight will show us why we need to embrace trade in a time of isolationist fervor.

I have been a geography instructor at EMU for seven years. Among my course load includes a relevant 300-level economic geography course. Much of my graduate and undergraduate studies focused on industrialization and trade. Six years ago, I gave a New York Times Talk at EMU on China’s unstable economic growth. I have much experience in public speaking and I’m one of the highest rated instructors in our department based on public student evaluations. As a young instructor, I am able to empathize with college students, understanding how to keep them attentive and engaged.

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