Lien conference 2017: Forging ahead towards an inclusive and sustainable globalization

“History clearly tells us that closing borders or increasing protectionism is not the way to go. Many countries have tried this route, and just as many have failed. We need to pursue policies that extend the benefits of openness and integration while alleviating their side effects. What we need is a globalization that works for all.” (Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director in her speech to the C.D. Howe Institute) We live