Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Research Conference: “European Union Trade Policy in the 21st Century”

March 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:FSS 4007, Social Sciences Building, University of Ottawa

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Carleton University and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa will organize an international research conference titled “European Union Trade Policy in the 21st Century.”

This full-day conference will bring together scholars from Europe and North America, mainly from the fields of political science and economics, to assess and discuss recent developments in the EU’s trade policy as well as challenges for the future. The conference will be divided in three main sessions: the EU’s trade strategy and process; the EU’s trade relations with important partners; and the politicization of trade policy in the EU. Please find a draft agenda below.

Registration for this event is required. Please register using the below form.

Draft Agenda *Updated March 8, 2018. Please note that this draft agenda is subject to change. 

08.00 Welcome Coffee

08.30 Welcoming Remarks

Patrick Leblond (University of Ottawa) and Crina Viju (Carleton University)

H.E. Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Canada

09.00-10.45: Panel 1: Strategy and Process
Chair: Crina Viju, Carleton University

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: European Trade Strategy and Anti-Globalization Populism
Alasdair Young, Georgia Institute of Technology

Is Trade Liberalization’s Star Fading or Simply Flickering? European Union Trade Policy Adapting to an Uncertain Paradigm
William A. Kerr, University of Saskatchewan, and Crina Viju, Carleton University

The Three Worlds of Data and Information Governance: Implications for Digital Trade
Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa

Discussion: Armand de Mestral, McGill University

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00-12.45: Panel 2: The EU’s Trade Relations with Important Partners
Chair: Patrick Leblond, University of Ottawa

Contested Trade Governance: Transparency Puzzles in TTIP Negotiations
Eugenia Da Conceicao-Heldt, Technical University of Munich

A Powerless Trade Giant? Why the EU Struggles with Russia Despite Its Significant Trade and Energy Market Power
Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Hardening Positions and Risks of Politicisation of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)
Maria Garcia, University of Bath (via video link)

Discussion: Krzysztof Pelc, McGill University

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.30: Panel 3: Politicization of EU Trade Policy
Chair: Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University

From Back Rooms to the Street: The Politicization of Trade Policy-Making in Europe
Sophie Meunier and Rozalie Czesana, Princeton University

Why the Excitement? Values, Identities, and the Politicization of EU Trade Policy with North America
Francesco Duina, Bates College

Canada EU Trade Agreement: Inching towards Implementation
Robert Finbow, Dalhousie University

Discussion: Meredith Lilly, Carleton University

15.30-16.00 Closing Remarks

This event is sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, and is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, by the Faculty of Public Affairs as part of its Research Month, and by Carleton University.