[A2k] Trade Transparency @ AUWCL

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Thu May 15 05:51:28 PDT 2014

This event (http://www.pijip.org/?p=2728) will be webcast live for
people out of the area. Register for lunch at
http://form.jotformpro.com/form/41256269936969 No registration is needed
to view the webcast.  


Transparency and the Democratic Process in Trade Negotiations


May 20, 2014 | 12:00 - 2:00pm
(Lunch Provided)

American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Room 402

(Free shuttle from Tenleytown Metro every 15 minutes
<http://www.american.edu/finance/facilities/wclmetroshuttle.cfm> )

Registration <http://www.jotformpro.com/form/41256269936969> 



A live and on-demand webcast will be featured on this page

As the United States and the European Union prepare to conduct round
five of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP)
negotiations in Arlington, it is the right time to consider the issue of
what, if any, role the public should play in crafting trade agreements.
Given the secrecy that has been the hallmark of trade negotiations like
the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the question of public
access to negotiating positions and documents remains unsettled.

This panel, made up of experts in international trade and diplomacy,
will consider the roles of access to information, strategic narratives
and public input in the crafting of international trade agreements.
Because getting the right answers to these procedural questions is
critical to the future of intellectual property and technology law -
including issues like access to medicine and who gets called a "pirate"
-  we will take a deep dive into this complex and challenging issue:
How do you successfully negotiate a trade agreement while ensuring
public accountability and input?

Panelists will include

*       Laura Roselle
<http://www.elon.edu/directories/profile/?user=lroselle> , Elon

*       Susan Sell <http://elliott.gwu.edu/sell> , George Washington

*       Peter Maybarduk <http://maybarduk.com/about> , Global Access to
Medicine Program, Public Citizen

*       Sean Flynn <http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/flynn/> ,
American University Washington College of Law

*       David Levine
<http://www.elon.edu/e-web/law/faculty/levine_david.xhtml> , Elon
University School of Law

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