Andrea Bianculli, Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals in Spain, discusses EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations and the EU’s attempts to export some of its own definitional, normative, or regulatory standards through trade agreements.
Gerry Alons, Associate Professor of Sustainable Agri-Food Governance at Radboud University in the Netherlands, discusses standardization in the agricultural chapters of trade agreements, and food safety standards in the EU and their trading partners.
Elena Escalante Block, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, discusses the Apple state aid case, the related politicization of the EU, and the consequences of EU involvement in Irish tax law.
Jörg Broschek, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance and associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, discuss regional actors in European Union trade policy.
Tamara Kay, professor and Susan Osterman, assistant professor of global affairs in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame discuss European Union trade policy and Covid-19 vaccine access.
Kyla Tienhaara, of Queen’s University, discusses the challenges of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms in trade agreements. She offers a critical analysis of the impact of ISDS on the efforts by states to regulate in the interest of the public good, particularly in relation to the environment and climate change. For more information, see the original announcement.
Elvire Fabry, of the University of Antwerp team, discusses the strategy used by European Union negotiator Michel Barnier to maintain bloc unity during the Brexit talks, and how this could be applied to the various other challenges the Union is facing – particularly regarding China. For more information, see the original announcement.
Crina Viju-Miljusevic, of Carleton University, discusses the impact of international trade deals on food (in)security, as well as how the European Union’s food standards affect, and are affected by, its trading partners. For more information, see the original announcement.
Gabriele Spilker, of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, discusses popular opinion regarding trade liberalization, and how opinion-updating amongst the public occurs in Europe, North America, and elsewhere. For more information, see the original announcement.
Andreas Dür, of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, discusses the impact of interest groups and economic dynamics on the politicization of trade deals. For more information, see the original announcement.
Dirk De Bièvre, of the University of Antwerp, discusses the selective politicization of trade, American trade policies during the Trump presidency, and the trade politics in the European Union. For more information, see the original announcement.
Özlem Atikcan, of the University of Warwick, discusses the importance of issue framing in referendums on complex topics — including EU Treaty reforms, international trade agreements, and Brexit. For more information, see the original announcement.
Gabriel Siles-Brügge, of the University of Warwick, discusses the debate over the UK’s post-Brexit trade strategy, the realities of post-truth politics, and the use of expertise and emotion on both sides. For more information, see the original announcement.
Francesco Duina, of Bates College, discusses different kinds of regional trade agreements as well as their relationship to each other. The interview also addresses political controversies about the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). For more information, see the original announcement.
Achim Hurrelmann, of Carleton University, discusses the consequences of Brexit on Canada’s trade relationship with the United Kingdom and the European Union, as well as its implication for Canada’s broader identity and foreign policy orientation. For more information, see the original announcement.
JEAN MONNET NETWORK EVENTS
In October 2021, the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics hosted a research workshop on “Transatlantic Trade Policy, Environmental Issues, and Climate Change”. Recordings of the three workshop panels are available below.
Panel 1: “The impact of domestic environmental and climate policies on cross-border competitiveness and trade agreement.” The panel was chaired by Joan DeBardeleben, with presentations by David Blair, Susanne Dröge, and Jean-Frédéric Morin. Gabriele Spilker was the discussant. See original announcement.
Panel 2: “The WTO and dispute settlement: Is there is a clash between environmental and trade law?” This panel was chaired by Crina Viju-Miljusevic, with presentations by Steve Charnovitz, Christian Häberli and Kya Tienhaara. Dirk De Bièvre was the discussant. See original announcement.
Panel 3: “The role of political activism: Addressing concerns about trade agreements and the role of environmental resilience/sustainability.” This panel was chaired by Achim Hurrelmann, with presentations by Kathryn Harrison, Tamara Kay, and Gabriele Spilker. Gabriel Siles-Brügge was the discussant. See original announcement.
The European Commission’s support for the production of the Transatlantic Trade Videos does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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