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Subject:Free Trade vs. States' Rights Event
Date:Tue, 5 Jun 2001 10:26:05 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Sir or Madam,

The FEDERALISM PROJECT at the American Enterprise Institute cordially invit=
es you to attend this upcoming event.
Your RSVP is required by June 15th (acceptances only); please email kkosman=
@aei.org or phone (202) 862-4883.

Free Trade vs. States' Rights:
Globalization and the Challenge to Local Democratic Government

Tuesday, 26 June 2001, 12:00 p.m.

Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI, 1150 Seventeenth Street,=
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

Even as America is experiencing a revival of states' rights, globalization =
has begun to strain domestic federalism arrangements. State policymakers ar=
e finding their authority constrained by the rules of international trade o=
rganizations. At the same time, the states' increasingly active role in for=
eign policy is making it more difficult for the United States to project a =
single, coherent policy in the international arena. Are federalism and glob=
alization headed for a collision? How should we reconcile the conflicting v=
alues of economic efficiency, state autonomy, and democratic governance? Ho=
w should states respond to the challenges of globalization? What role shoul=
d the federal government play in ensuring that international organizations =
(such as the WTO) and global capitalism do not undermine state autonomy? Ma=
rk Gordon - whose paper "Democracy's New Challenge: Globalization, Governan=
ce, and the Future of American Federalism" will soon be released by Demos -=
will be joined in the discussion by Michael Greve and two distinguished gu=
est panelists.

EVENT SCHEDULE (Noon to 2:00 p.m.)


MICHAEL S. GREVE, Director, Federalism Project

MARK C. GORDON, Associate Professor, Columbia University; Adjunct Fellow, D=
THE HONORABLE DAVID L. AARON, Senior International Advisor, Dorsey & Whitne=
EARL H. FRY, Professor, Brigham Young University

Question & Answer Period

Kim Kosman
Federalism Project
(p) 202 862 4883
(f) 202 862 7178