Trump’s trade policy is topic of talk by Economist editor

Soumaya Keynes

Writer and economist Soumaya Keynes will present a talk titled “War Correspondence: Covering the Trump Administration’s Trade Policy” on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Tobin Lounge at 28 Hillhouse Ave. The event, which is cosponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and the Department of Economics, is free and open to the public.

Keynes is the U.S. economics editor of The Economist, where she also writes for the print edition and the Free Exchange blog. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Trade Talks,” which discusses the economics of trade policy. Her work focuses on U.S. economics and public policy, with an emphasis on the Trump administration.

Prior to her role at The Economist, Keynes researched public finances and pensions at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where she worked on U.K. state pensions and public finances. She has an M.Phil and B.A. in economics from Trinity College of the University of Cambridge.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Dr. Cedric Alexander, Rachael Shackelford, and Benjamin Wittes.

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