Opportunities and Challenges for the Transatlantic Economic Relationship

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion


Opportunities and Challenges for the Transatlantic Economic Relationship

Presentation by Damien Levie, Head of Trade and Agriculture Section
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Thursday, February 16, 2017 | 5 - 6:30 PM | FIU MMC | MARC Pavilion

Part of the Two-Day Conference on the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

Before coming to Washington, D.C., Damien Levie was a member of the Cabinet of EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht from 2009 to 2012. He subsequently headed the U.S. and Canadian team of the Directorate General for Trade at the European Commission. During that period, he contributed to the pursuit of an ambitious EU trade policy agenda with the Americas, in particular the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S. and the EU, for which he was deputy chief negotiator.

Damien joined the European Commission in 2001, working on issues including merger control policy and REACH, the EU’s basic chemical regulation. From 2005 to 2009, he served in the cabinet of Louis Michel, EU Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid. During that period, he worked on economic development policy in Africa as well as European economic integration issues.

Damien Levie has law degrees from KU Leuven and the University of Chicago Law School and an economics degree from UC Louvain. He was a lawyer at a major U.S. law firm in Brussels and New York from 1994 to 2001.

Damien was a member of the board of directors of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts and president of the Belgian Alumni Club of the University of Chicago.

Co-sponsored by the European and Eurasian Studies Program • Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence The European Center/Jean Monnet Chair, University of Miami • Britweek • European Student Association

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by Feb. 10th to Christine I. Caly-Sanchez at calyc@fiu.edu
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