College of Professional & International Education
  • Episode 7: Trade, Trump, and Tariffs
    In this episode of Trade Talks, CITT’s Executive Director Thomas O’Brien speaks with Stephen Cheung, President of World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) and Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Discussion topics range from the growth of the U.S. as the world’s largest trading nation, to the potential impact of the Trump tariffs. Along the way, they consider the contributions of trade to the economy of the region, the state and the country as a whole, and what the future of trade might look like.



    Episode 6: Charting a Green Port’s Future
    Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Mario Cordero, Port of Long Beach Executive Director, discuss the technological shifts in the goods movement industry and the zero-emission goals that the Port is working toward. Cordero addresses how the Port of Long Beach is leading the nation in the implementation of environmentally sustainable infrastructure and technology, and how it is preparing for associated workforce and technological challenges.



    Episode 5: GIS Changing the World
    Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation, and Terry Bills, the Global Transportation Industry Director at Esri, discuss the underpinnings of GIS technology in this episode of Trade Talks. Esri is the global market leader in GIS, headquartered in Redlands, California; and Terry Bills is responsible for all of Esri's transportation infrastructure segments worldwide.



    EPISODE 4: 20 Years of Global Trade
    In recognition of the METRANS Transportation Center’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, reviews the recent history of global trade and what it has meant for the nation and the region with METRANS Director Dr. Genevieve Giuliano. They also discuss the changes brought about by e-commerce and what it means for the future of moving goods.


    EPISODE 3: Freight Logistics
    CITT host Dr. Thomas O’Brien talks with Dr. Michael Browne, Professor of Logistics and Urban Goods Transport at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, about topics including the last mile, city logistics, and urban freight.



    EPISODE 2: Canadian Trade
    Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Executive Director of the Center for Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach, talks Canadian trade with Patricia Elliott, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner; and Gavin Nardocchio-Jones, Consul for Political & Public Affairs, both from the Canadian Consul of Los Angeles.



    EPISODE 1: The State of Global Trade
    The first episode of the quarterly video series Trade Talks features CITT Executive Director, Dr. Tom O'Brien, sitting down with Paul Bingham, the VP of Trade and Logistics for the EDR Group. Bingham provides an update on the state of global trade, and offers his thoughts on what a new administration in Washington means for the freight sector.