The United States and Europe are in the process of negotiating a new trade agreement, which bureaucrats on both sides of the Atlantic claim will stimulate economic growth. However, concerns about the agreement´s impact on the quality of democracy and environmental and labor standards have grown. Professor Sgueo´s talk will specifically look at transatlantic negotiations over environmental standards, explaining how different ´global advocates´ - private corporations, civil society and national governments - pursue their divergent interests and attempt to shape policy at the ´global´ level.
October 3, 2016 at Villa Sassetti
6:00 pm Introduction
6:10 Transatlantic Trade, the Environment and Competing Interests Dialogue with Gianluca Sgueo