Civil Society Symposium on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

July 9th, 2013 at 9:00am CDT


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Please join us for a live webcast of the civil society symposium on the Trans Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), also known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). TAFTA threatens to build on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and similar trade deals focused on removing “trade irritants” like food safety standards and environmental protections without regard the costs to public health, local food systems and our environments. The symposium will discuss some of the potential impacts of this latest pact as negotiations begin that week in Washington, DC.  

Opening Panel: What’s at Stake  [9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Eastern]

  • Virginia Robnett, Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (moderator)
  • Lori Wallach, Public Citizen (TAFTA context)
  • Natacha  Cingotti, Friends of the Earth Europe (European perspectives)

Environment Panel  [9:45 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Eastern]

  • Carroll Muffett, Center for International Law (moderator)
  • Ilana Solomon, Sierra Club (investor-state, energy & climate)
  • William Waren, Friends of the Earth U.S. (downward harmonization)

Food Panel  [10:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern]

  • Kathy Ozer, National Family Farm Coalition (moderator)
  • Alexis Baden-Mayer, Organic Consumer Association (GMOs)
  • Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Institute for Trade & Agriculture Policy (emerging technologies)

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