[Ip-health] Trade Transparency @ AUWCL

Sean Michael Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Thu May 15 04:09:30 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 ³pirate² ­  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 University
·       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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