TTIP Stakeholder Forum

April 23, 2014

Kenney Auditorium

Johns Hopkins University SAIS

1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC



The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership—TTIP—negotiations between the United States and the European Union could be transformative for the U.S. and European economies, and for their position in the world. But how may TTIP affect consumers, energy, the environment and other areas? And what does TTIP mean for other countries? Join us for a discussion with key stakeholders, negotiators and legislators.



9.15 am           Coffee and Registration



9.45 am           Opening Session:  TTIP – What’s At Stake

  • Dan Mullaney, Chief U.S. Negotiator for the TTIP; Assistant United States Trade Representative
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament; former Chair of Germany’s Green Party
  • Thomas Zielke, President and CEO, Representative of German Industry and Trade
  • Moderator: Daniel S. Hamilton, Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations



11:00 am         Coffee Break



11:15 am         Stakeholder Session: TTIP and Consumers

  • Rob Weissman, President, Public Citizen
  • Moderator: Sabine Muscat, freelance journalist



12:30 pm         Lunch and Speaker: European Views on the Future Prospects for TTIP

Hiddo Houben, Head of Trade and Agriculture Section, Delegation of the                                                 European Union to the United States


2:00 pm           Stakeholder Session: TTIP, Energy, and the Environment

  • Steven Eule, Institute for 21st Century Energy
  • Robert Stumberg, Professor and Director, Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Max Grüning, Ecologic Berlin
  • Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP
  • Moderator: Klaus Linsenmeier, Executive Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America




3:30 pm           Coffee Break



3:45 pm           Stakeholder Session: What Stake Do Other Countries Have in TTIP?

  • Eveline Herfkens, Founder, UN Millenium Campaign; former Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands
  • Vera Thorstensen, Director, Global Trade, FGV – Brazil School  of Economics
  • Kemal Kirisci, The Brookings Institution
  • Colin Robertson, Vice President, Canadian Defense and Foreign Affairs Institute
  • Moderator: Astrid Dörner, US Correspondent, Handelsblatt (Germany`s Business Daily)


5:00 Close