#BlueStarBrief October 2018

Insight and Analysis

2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

By Karen A. Tramontano

With U.S. midterm elections in early November, we provide an analysis of voter motivations and survey potential changes in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Read it here.

Will "Horrible" NAFTA become the "Historic" USMCA?

By Daniel P. Erikson and Gabriella Ippolito

Our Latin America team analyzes the past week's developments in North American trade relations as NAFTA stands on the brink of becoming the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, if the three nations’ governments ratify the deal.

Read it here.


Karen Tramontano Speaks in Chicago
on International Trade Policy

Karen Tramontano presented in a panel discussion on the "Impact of Trade Policy Developments" at the 28th Annual Conference on International Trade hosted by the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) in Chicago, Illinois.

Karen's remarks focused on how companies are reviewing their global footprint, supply chains, and export markets in the face of recent developments in international trade, including tariffs, retaliatory tariffs, and free trade agreements.

Sally Painter Speaks in New York on
Women and Politics and Sustainable Development

Sally Painter presented in a panel discussion on "Gender Equality Issues in Sustainable Development: Women and Politics" at a conference on Sustaining Peace & Development in the Changing World hosted by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in New York City.

Sally's remarks focused on the critical importance of women serving in government and positions of leadership—and successful strategies for helping support and empower women to campaign for elected office.

Dan Erikson Interviewed on CNN on
U.S.-Latin America Relations

Dan Erikson continues to be sought after for up-to-the-minute insights on U.S.-Latin America relations.

Dan was recently interviewed in Spanish on CNN en Español (click here to watch) and Voice of America (click here)—and authored op-eds and analyses in Axios and CNN Español on implications of decisions by Latin American countries to no longer recognize Taiwan.

Tips and Recommendations

What We're Reading...

Sally Painter recommends...

A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938: A Novel, by Genie Chipps Henderson—a new book about the epic storm that devastated parts of Long Island, New York, and New England.

Written about an age when there was no advance warning system for extreme weather patterns, this work of historical fiction marks the 80th anniversary of events that defined a generation on the cusp of the Second World War—and contains lessons for our own age when natural disasters continue to take tolls on communities everywhere.
Favorite Brussels, Belgium

Mathilde Defarges recommends...

The Manos Hôtels in Brussels, Belgium, a family owned hotel business with three special locations tailored to guests' preferences.

Visit the Stephanie location for a quiet and cozy stay and its amazing concierge, the Premier location for a VIP stay and a great cocktails bar, and the Be Manos location catering to millennial travelers.

Manos Premier Hotel, Chaussée de Charleroi, 100-106, B-1060 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32.2.537.96.82

Hotel Manos Stephanie, Chaussée de Charleroi 28, 1060 Brussels, Belgium, Tel: +32.2.539.02.50

Be Manos Hotel, 23 square de l'aviation - 1070 Brussels, Belgium, Tel: +32.2.520.65.65

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