A SPECIAL EVENT WITH BRIAN DEESE, DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL - The Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center hosted a special event with the Director of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese, on June 23, 2021.
As the United States confronts a series of challenges—the COVID-19 pandemic, growing income inequality, climate change, and the rise of China foremost among them—there is renewed debate about the role of industrial policies, or government support for particular industrial goals and specific industries that are deemed strategically important. The Biden Administration has made clear that a new US industrial strategy is essential to respond to China, secure critical supply chains, and advance innovative technologies.
Director Deese joined the Atlantic Council to present a detailed view of the Administration’s strategy for building domestic industrial strength, within the context of the President’s broader economic agenda. What role can the Biden Administration play alongside the private sector to continue strengthening the US economic recovery? How can supply chains be made more resilient? Following the successful G7 Summit in the United Kingdom, what opportunities does the US government see to promote the post-pandemic recovery through global economic cooperation? Following his remarks, Director Deese participated in a conversation with Financial Times Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor Rana Foroohar.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 06/23/2021