Romaine Seguin: When goods cross borders, armies stay home

About this talk: Can we use trade to fight terrorism? Romaine Seguin believes that when communities are isolated from the global economy, they risk becoming breeding grounds for terrorist groups -- and trade may be a way to ward off this isolation. Seguin illuminates home grown global businesses, like the Haiti-based Deux Mains, which can provide the jobs and security that are the most impactful tools of humanitarian aid.

About this speaker

Romaine Seguin assumed the role of chief operating officer in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2008. In that role, she oversaw the opening of operating centers in France, Sweden and Romania and the expansion of delivery services in 14 additional countries. As the president of UPS in the Americas today, she is responsible for all package and cargo operations across more than 50 countries and territories.

About this event

TED@UPS Atlanta unlocked the opportunities of the question “What if?” Daring to engage with the boundless future, speakers explored innovations in language, trade and technology to imagine a future full of possibilities for all.

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