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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will drive renewal in Europe by supporting renewed growth rates of 1.5% with a boost in economic activity worth €800M! That’s one narrative, the other is that TTIP will undermine our democracy while driving environmental and food safety standards downwards and undermine progress for climate justice. Is it possible that it will do both?
This process has the potential to be a major game-changer for the coming decades, who will benefit, will there be losers and how will all this impact on us in both the Global North and Global South?
Come and join the discussion at the Comhlámh at the #firstweddebates
The moderator on the night will be:
Noel Whelan, a barrister, author, political analyst and columnist with The Irish Times.
Barry Finnegan, is lecturer and Senior Course Tutor at the Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications in Griffith College Dublin. Barry’s areas of specialization are in investigative journalism, and civil society / social movement theory, as well as the international trade negotiation implications of European Union treaties. He is currently compiling the 2014 Griffith Book of Investigative Journalism (Vol. 5) and researching a PhD proposal around Irish civil society’s responses to the processes of globalisation in a European context.
Mark Redmond was appointed Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland in March 2014. The American Chamber is the leading international business organisation in Ireland representing the 700 US companies located in Ireland its mission is to be the voice of US companies and position Ireland as the global location of choice for US investment.
Further panelists to be confirmed
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