Ambassador to Keynote Europe Conference


The Consulate of Portugal in Boston, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, and the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University are glad to announce an event on “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Moving towards Transatlantic Economic Integration,” to be held on October 8 at the Boston University Castle. The event will include live presentations, a general discussion, and a networking reception.

EU ambassador David O’Sullivan will give a keynote speech on TTIP negotiations and the context in which they take place, based on his direct involvement in these talks.

The event will be opened by the Portuguese Consul General in Boston, José Caroço, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Europe, Prof. Vivien Schmidt. Two sessions will follow centering on topics related to transatlantic trade and economic collaboration. Two sessions will follow centering on topics related to transatlantic trade and economic collaboration.

The first session, “Geopolitical and Broader Context of TTIP,” will feature presentations from Dr. Tereza Novotna, a FNRS post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for European Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and Prof. Roberto Dominguez of Suffolk University. Dr. Novotna will speak on “EU Institutions, Member States and TTIP Negotiations: The Balance of Power.” Prof. Dominguez will present a talk titled, “Implications of TTIP for the Wider World: Views from Latin America.”

The second session focuses on “Trade Implications, Sectors and Issues.” Woodrow Wilson Fellow and American University Professor Michelle Egan will begin with an outline of “Reframing Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP.” Next, Prof. Fernanda Nicola, of American University’s Washington College of Law, will examine “Transformative ISDS: The Constitutional Dimension of Investor-State Arbitration in TTIP.” Finally, Prof. Kaija Schilde, from the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, will review “Possibilities For and Challenges to Defense Markets Opening Up as a Part of TTIP.”

The event will conclude with a discussion by Prof. Daniela Caruso, of the Boston University School of Law, and a Q&A session moderated by Prof. Schmidt. Participants are invited to stay afterward for a networking reception.

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