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Advocacy, governmental organisations
and research networks associated

16-19
October 2015

3-Day Transatlantic Seminar

"Unpacking TTIP Negotiations"

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PROGRAMME

14:00 - 14:15

Welcoming Remarks by Organizers

15:15 - 17:45

Trilateral Round Table

A closed door discussion of the TTIP discussions involving Academics, EU Officials, Experts and Civil Society Delegates. Functioning under Chattham House rules, discussions are to be open and candide. 

 

If all invited parties are expected to attend the full roundtable session running from 15:15 till 17:45; in the hope of providing both focus and structure, the organisers have foreseen both a background paper (which is to be briefly presented at the start of the roundtable) and a set order to the scheduled contributions.

 

As such the roundtable will see a succession of concentric increasingly broader roundtables:

  • [RT1] 15:15 - 15:30 Presentation of the Background paper
  • [RT2] 15:30 - 16:00 Initail Discussion involving Academics & Practioners
  • [RT3] 16:00 - 16:30 Broadening of the Discussion to include Civil Society Contributions
  • [RT4] 16:30 - 17:45 Open Floor Debate

 

Academics: Frederik Ponjaert (Université Libre de Bruxelles & Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Researcher) Mario Teló (Université Libre de Bruxelles - Professor) Alberto Alemanno (Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law & Risk Regulation) Background note: Vinod K. Aggarwal (Professor in the Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley) Chair: Simon Evenett (Professor of International Trade and Economic Development (Universty St. Gallen)) Governmental Officials: Edouard Bourcieu (Deputy Head of Unit, Trade Strategy (DG Trade, European Commission)) Steven De Wilde (Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU (Trade Desk))

RT 1: Open Floor Debate

RT 2: Presentation of the Background Paper

RT 3: Broadened Roundtable involving Civil Society & Think Tanks followed by Q&A

RT 4: Initial Roundtable Discussion involving all attending Academics & Practitioners

17:45 - 18:30

Closing Reception & Networking Opportunity

Venue:


Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels, Belgium

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Address

09:30 - 11:00

Research Panel 1 - Characterizing the Political Economy of Mega-FTAs
Page: Panel 1 - Characterizing the Political Economy of Mega-FTAs

11:15 - 13:15

Research Panel 2 - Specific Challenges facing TTIP Negotiations
Page: Panel 2 - Specific Challenges facing TTIP Negotiations

14:00 - 15:30

Research Panel 3 - The Greater Game? Geopolitics, Geo-economics & World Order
Page: Panel 3 - The Greater Game? Geopolitics, Geo-economics & World Order

15:45 - 16:00

Research Panel 4 - The View from the U.S. and Europe
Page: Panel 4 - The View from the U.S. and Europe

17:45 - 18:00

Concluding Remarks and Forward Planning

Venue:


Square de Meeûs 30 1000 Brussels, Belgium

18:30 - 20:00

Tribune de L'ULB on "Unpacking the TTIP Negotiations"
Page: Tribune à l'ULB on "Unpacking TTIP Negotiations"

Venue:


Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Salle H1.302, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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