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Jacob Schrot will talk on Transatlantic Trade an Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) cause heated debate about costs and benefits of deep and comprehensive free trade agreements. Criticism regarding the import of chlorine-washed chicken and the institutionalization of secret courts underline the need for rational discourse. What chances and risks are associated with the potentially largest free trade zone in history? What topics aber being negotiated between the European Union and the United States of America? What are arbitration courts about? How will the trade agreement affect consumer protection standards?
Jacob Schrot (25) is Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Young Transatlantic Initiative (Initiative junge Transatlantiker), a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the cooperation between the younger generations of Germany and the United States of America. Since May 2014, he serves as President of the Federation of German-American Clubs (FGAC - Verband der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Clubs, VDAC), which combines 30 German-American organizations across Germany. He is a second year graduate student in Transatlantic Relations at the European Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Humboldt-University Berlin and Free University Berlin (both Germany). During a research year at American University in Washington, DC, he worked for the German Marshall Fund and the United States Congressman Eliot Engel. The Young Transatlantic Initiative (Initiative junger Transatlantiker) is among the leading voices in the debate surrounding TTIP.