Andrew Spannaus graduated in Philosophy with a thesis on the idea of Plato's Good from James Madison University in Virginia, USA. He has been a journalist and writer on political and economic issues in Italy since 1997, today Managing Director of the Foreign Press Association of Milan. His analyzes appear on Aspenia, Swiss Italian Radio and Television, Consortium News, Ants. He is regularly interviewed by Rainews24, SkyTg24, Rai Radio 3, Radio Radicale, Il Sussidiario, L'Indro. He is the founder of the Transatlantico.info newsletter, which provides news and analysis of geopolitics and economics to institutions and businesses. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the NATO Defense College Foundation, and an honorary member of the National Federation of Consuls. In June 2016 Spannaus published "Why Trump Wins", anticipating the reasons behind Donald Trump's victory in the American presidential election in the fall of the same year. His second book is "The Voter Revolt" (July 2017), which analyzes populism in Europe and the prospects for the European Union. His English-language book "Original Sins" of May 2019 deals with globalization, populism, and the contradictions facing Europe in the coming years. He is a speaker at public and private events at: The Senate of the Republic, the Chamber of Deputies, ISPI, Aspen Institute, Confindustria, Journalism Festival, University of Cambridge, John Cabot University, University of Naples Federico II, NRDC, Confimi Industry, Fiera Milano, Institute for Eastern Studies (Poland).
The political economy of the United States of America. Between protectionism and free trade
The seminar offers an in-depth analysis of the development of the United States' economic policy by analyzing the opposition and interaction between the tendencies of protectionism and public intervention, and the liberal approach both internally and externally. We will look at the salient moments of the development of the "American System of Political Economy" to understand how this tradition affects the paradigm shift of the past 50 years, and the role it has in today's populist ferment that asks America not to lose its historical identity.