January 26, 2015 | 9:30 – 2:30
American University School of International Service
Printable agenda & directions (PDF)
Co-hosted by the AU School of International Service and AU Washington College of Law’s Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy
The event will be streamed live at http://bit.ly/1ExHnX9.
This conference will explore the challenges posed by comprehensive trade and investment treaties such as TPP, CETA, and TTIP, against the background of the multilateral trade regime. Do these treaties replace or complement multilateralism in the WTO framework? The first panel will offer an overview of the various comprehensive trade and investment agreements, their possible convergence, and different geopolitical implication. The second panel will focus on key critical and controversial issues by addressing sectors such as IP, agriculture, and data privacy in FTAs. A keynote lunch will address the challenges of ISDS as a legal mechanism to resolve investment disputes in mega regional trade and investment treaties against the reactions of the WTO.
|9:30||Short Opening Remarks
|9:45||Panel 1 – Overview of Mega-Regional FTAs: Convergence & Divergence
|1:00||Panel 2 – Sectoral Approaches across FTAs