John Manzella

John Manzella

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  • John Manzella

Rising protectionism, populism and inequality, along with economic trends and Covid-19, are having a profound impact on the United States, globalization and American capitalism. Plus, skills deficits, immigration issues, and tensions with China are severely affecting industry. In addition, advances in automation and digitalization, and the need for lifelong learning are adding greater complexity. This thought-provoking program peers into the chain reactions of what’s unfolding, reveals the myths and realities of globalization, and examines the need to improve American capitalism so we don't lose it.

John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker, author, and nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends. He's also founder of, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. Additionally, Manzella is Chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer for Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, former Executive Director of goTRADE New York, an advocacy coalition sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and former president and CEO of World Trade Center BN. Manzella's views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Newsday, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, and other publications in China, Singapore, Mexico, and across the globe. His books include Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It's Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact, among others.

Presentations at Calvin University

Economic Trends, Globalization and the Need to Improve American Capitalism
Part of the: January Series
Monday, January 25, 2021 12:30:00 PM

Publication(s) for this event

Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness

Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness
by John Manzella
Manzella Trade Communications, Inc. (August 24, 2015)
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