Global Engagement Series - At Home and Abroad: The European Union in a Changing Global Order

As part of its 2021 Annual Meeting (March 24-26), the American Society of International Law invites our members and colleagues from around the world to participate in a special series of sessions focusing on regional issues of international law and policy that will be affected by the new Biden-Harris Administration.

The Global Engagement Series will be presented in cooperation with leading regional societies of international law. The sessions will be available worldwide, free of charge.

Cosponsored by the European Society of International Law

As part of its 2021 Annual Meeting (March 24-26), the American and European Societies of International Law invite their members and colleagues from around the world to participate in a special series of sessions on “Reconceiving America's Global Role in the Biden Era: International Perspectives” focusing on regionally specific issues of international law and policy that will be impacted by the new Biden-Harris Administration.

This session will focus on legal aspects of the European Union’s place in a changing global order. What does the Biden administration mean for US-EU relations in terms of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), cooperation within NATO, or multilateral cooperation in areas such as the environment, sanctions policy, and health? To what extent has the EU shifted its attention to other partners in the world, given the many new free trade agreements it is continuing to conclude? Has the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment enhanced their legal partnership? What is the impact of Brexit and the underlying agreements between the EU and the UK on the EU-US relationship in policy areas such as security and trade? Panelists with expertise in trade and investment, international security law, and EU external relations law will present a range of perspectives on these questions.

Speakers:

  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, DG Trade European Commission
  • Francesca Bignami, George Washington University Law School
  • Jan Wouters, KU Leuven
  • Neha Jain (moderator), European University Institute
  • John Swords, NATO Office of Legal Affairs