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Transatlantic Free Trade: the final push? British, French and US perspectives on a TTIP agreement

LSE European Institute and Franco-British Council public discussion

Date: Monday 13 October 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: HE Sylvie Bermann, Peter Chase, Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts
Chair: Peter Sutherland

A deal on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would be a powerful shot in the arm for the world's anaemic economy. But does the political will exist to reap the gains from trade?

Sylvie Bermann is French Ambassador to the UK.

Peter Chase is Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Europe Office.

Pascal Lamy is former Director General of the World Trade Organisation (2005-13).

Peter Ricketts (@HMARicketts) is British Ambassador to France.

Peter Sutherland is Chair of the LSE Council, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former Director General of the World Trade Organisation (1993-95).

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise, the Institute was ranked first for research in European Studies in the United Kingdom. The LSE European Institute has been a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2009.

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