Peter S. Goodman

Global Economics Correspondent, New York Times
November 7, 2023 - 3:30pm
Is Globalization Ending? (No, but it's changing).
HQ Fellows Hall, Room 134 See map
320 York St.

For more than a quarter-century, the world economy has been propelled by a familiar version of globalization centered on the factories of China and cheap container shipping to carry goods around the planet. But that model has been shaken by a series of profound shocks – a trade war between the US and China, now evolving into broader hostilities; a global pandemic and its attendant disruption of industry and shipping, along with an upsurge in nationalism; deepening alarm over climate change. The seminar will explore how these shifts have altered the world economy and the global supply chain, yielding a new form of globalization increasingly focused on regional hubs of trade and transportation.

About Peter S. Goodman 

Poynter Fellow Peter S. Goodman is the Global Economics Correspondent for the New York Times, based in New York. He is currently producing a series on the new rules of the global economy, drawing on reporting from Latin America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. Previously, as the NYT’s national economics correspondent, he played a leading role in the paper’s award-winning coverage of the Great Recession, contributing a series that was a Pulitzer finalist. Earlier, he had covered the Internet bubble and bust as the Washington Post’s telecommunications reporter and had served as WaPo’s China-based Asian economics correspondent. Goodman is the author of two books — Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy (Times Books, 2009), which explores the roots of the Great Recession and the crisis for ordinary people, and the best-selling Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World (HarperCollins, 2022) which blames widening economic inequality for the deepening strains of democratic governance. His next book, How the World Ran Out of Everything, examining the Great Supply Chain Disruption and the future of globalization, will be published in 2024. Goodman graduated from Reed College and completed a master’s in Vietnamese history from the University of California, Berkeley.