June 2013


Toward North-Atlantic Free Trade: A discussion with Paula Stern


In his 2013 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama announced his intention to pursue a free-trade agreement with the European Union, rejuvenating previously failed talks and creating much discussion about the potential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). With economic growth sluggish in the United States and almost nonexistent in Europe, expanded trade opportunities are vital to both sides of the Atlantic. Is a free-trade agreement likely to succeed in the coming years? What are the political and economic issues that will define the debate around this agreement? What implications would transatlantic free trade have for businesses and national economies on both sides of the Atlantic?

The Honorable Paula Stern, former Chair of the U.S. International Trade Commission, joined the French-American Foundation for a private luncheon on June 7 to discuss the proposed TTIP agreement, possible benefits and concerns, and the political road ahead.

Space is limited for this luncheon, and a reservation is required. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Patrick Lattin at [email protected] or 646.588.6785.


The Links Club
36 E 62nd Street
New York, NY