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TTIP (negotiations): A Perfect Storm in… a Teacup?

Panel Discussion

When: Thursday, September 22, 18:00-20:00

Where: 6th Level Auditorium, Deree – The American College of Greece

International Business Department, Deree School of Business

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that the European Union (EU) and US have been negotiating since 2013. Several aspects of TTIP are highly technical, some are very sensitive for specific industries affected by the agreement, while others have already been taken off the negotiating table. As a result, TTIP negotiations have become the source of criticism and debate amongst diverse stakeholders. In late August 2016 Germany and France expressed their doubts as to the timing of the negotiation and the prospect of its successful conclusion. In this context, the objective of this panel discussion is to address a series of questions related to TTIP content, state of the negotiations, meaning for international trade and implications for the EU.

Panelists

Dr. Galina Kolev, Head of the Research Group Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast at the Cologne Institute for Economic Research

Dr. Kolev has been the Head of the Research Group Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast at the Cologne Institute for Economic Research since the beginning of 2016. She is also lecturer in Macroeconomics and International Economics at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Fresenius University of Applied Sciences. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim on topics in the field of European integration. Currently, her main research focus is macroeconomics and international trade.

Dr. Anna Visvizi, Assistant Professor, International Business Department

Dr. Visvizi is a political scientist and economist, editor, and research consultant with extensive experience in academia and the think-tank sector in Europe and the U.S. Her expertise spans four interrelated areas of research: the political economy of European integration, including the crisis in Greece; politics, economy, and security in Central Europe, especially the Visegrad (V4) countries; global safety and security, including Transatlantic relations, and theoretical dimensions of these processes. Dr. Visvizi obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Warwick, UK.

Dr. Dimitris Doulos, Associate Professor, Economics Department

Dr. Doulos received his Ph.D. degree from Wayne State University at Detroit in 1995. He taught Economics and Finance at the undergraduate and graduate level at Wayne State University from 1990 until 1996. He joined the Economics Department of the American College of Greece in 1996 where he teaches courses in the areas of macroeconomics, international economics and international finance. He has also engaged in business consulting and participated in EU-funded projects. His current research focuses in the area of international economics and finance. Dr. Doulos has published and presented papers on various international conferences on foreign direct investment, inflation dynamics, effectiveness of structural funds and external imbalances in the European Union. He served as Head of the Department of Economics and Social Studies from September 2008 until August 2009 and as Graduate Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Finance program from 2009 until 2012.

Moderator

Ms Katerina Kapernarakou, KATHIMERINI

Ms Katerina Kapernarakou has obtained deep knowledge in multifaceted communications with her long term experience in working for the oldest and most prestigious newspaper in Greece, KATHIMERINI covering the international finance and business affairs, globalization and sustainability issues, as well as working for magazines (interdisciplinary research/articles) and radio productions (news broadcasting, music broadcasting). Through her journalistic work, she is putting emphasis on promoting the women entrepreneurs and leaders; moreover, she is also attending international meetings and conferences on women’s entrepreneurship and she is having interviews with female leaders for the newspaper. She worked for the EU funded project ”Women innovators in Social Enterprises” and has acted as moderator on various events regarding sustainability and management. Additionally, she is actively involved in human rights/women’s rights, having served as Chair of the Greek Section of Amnesty International and Greece’s National Expert on issues of violence against women in the context of the European Observatory.