Meghan Herwig

Brian Layton Blades Jefferson Fellow
B.A. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015) with Distinction
M.A. University of Virginia (2020)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences


Meghan’s dissertation, “The Global Debate over the Future World Economy, 1989-1995,” focuses on sources that reflect and illuminate the political debates over trade in the years 1989 and 1995. Over the course of these seven years, the United States, Western Europeans, Japanese, and Chinese steadily eliminated proposals for regional-focused trading systems and political-economic isolationism in favor of support for an open, global trading system. The project hypothesizes that an open global trade system emerged because a transnational group of policymakers cooperated to make it happen.

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