The lives of people all across the globe are increasingly connected, through trade, and advanced technology. Many of the barriers that have divided the world have disappeared. Thanks to globalization, more than 3 billion people, formerly left out of business and trade, are now able to compete and achieve a better life. Despite advances, not everyone has enjoyed the benefits of global cooperation. We also hosted a panel discussion which included: Keyu Jin, professor with the London School of Economics. Chad Bown, senior fellow with the Peterson Instititute for International Economics. Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development.