The Rise and Fall of Mega Trade Deals

12:00 Lunch Served | 12:10 Program Start | Room NT08, Warren Bldg.
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW Washington DC, 20016

The Rise and Fall of Mega Trade Deals Webcast

Join PIJIP and Professor Jean-Baptiste Velut (Associate Professor of American Political Economy, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) for a lunchtime panel discussing the rise and fall of major trade deals.

This event will analyze the geopolitical and economic origins of the mega trade deals like CETA, TPP and TTIP, their far-reaching implications and the factors behind their demise potential – as illustrated by the near collapse of the AACC ratification process, the stalemate of TTIP and Donald Trump’s promise to abandon the TPP negotiations.

*Professor Velut’s article can be found, here.
**Speaker bios can be found, here.
*** Professor Velut’s powerpoint slides are, here.


12:10 Introduction: Sean Flynn
Associate Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (“PIJIP”), American University Washington College of Law
12:15 Keynote: Prof. Jean-Baptiste Velut
Associate Professor of American Political Economy, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
1:00 Roundtable Discussion
  • James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International
  • Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst for the Herbert A. Steifel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute
  • Professor Susan Arial Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Jonathan Band, Owner, Jonathan Band, PLLC
  • Matt Schruers, Vice President, Law & Policy, Computer and Communications Industry Association
2:00 Questions and Answers
2:30 Close

This event is being co-sponsored by the following WCL organizations:

  • Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy (“PIOLD”)
  • Program on Trade, Investment and Development (“TID”)
  • Intellectual Property Law Society (“IPLS”)
  • International Trade & Investment Law Society (“ITILS”)