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(CANCELLED - To be rescheduled) Mega Treaties on International Trade and Investment: The Public Policy Implications of the TPP and T-TIP

Start/End Thursday, February 13, 2014 05:30 PM EST -- 07:30 PM EST
Location Name JGH 105

This event has been postponed due to weather.

Merit E. Janow '88 (Dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs), Thea Lee (Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO) and Peter Petri (Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University) will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreements, moderated by Jan Svejnar (Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia SIPA).

If finalized and adopted, these two “mega-treaties” will cover 40 countries and have significant and complex implications for international economic law, domestic policy, and sustainable development at the macro- and micro-level. This event thus aims to catalyze increased and nuanced discussion of the negotiations, Congress’s role in overseeing and ratifying their outcome, and what they mean for us.
 
The event, which is being hosted by the Center on Global Economic Governance and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, will be the first in a series of talks held over the semester aiming to explore the substance of these agreements and the processes through which they are negotiated and ratified.
 

The event will be held live in Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105, Columbia Law School (435 W 116th Street, between Amsterdam and Morningside Avenues) and will also be webcast here.