8:30am-8.45am Breakfast and Introduction
Matteo Brunelli – President of the LSESU USA Society
Join us for breakfast and opening remarks.
Catering will be provided.
9.00am – 9.45am: Opening Speaker
Professor Craig Calhoun – Director of the LSE
9.45 – 11:15am 1st Panel: “Is the TTIP feasible and what Impact will it have?” (Economic)
Chair: Professor Stephen Woolcock – Professor of International Relations at the LSE
Alistair Evans – Head of Government Policy at Lloyds
John Healy MP – Former Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Jacqueline Minor – Head of Representation for the European Commission in London
Shawn Donnan - Financial Times World Trade Editor
11am – 12pm: First Keynote Speaker
‘Divorce, Drift or Indifference? Transatlantic Relations in an Asian Century’
Professor Michael Cox – Professor of International Relations at the LSE and Founding Co-Director of LSE IDEAS.
12pm – 1pm: Lunch
Catering will not be provided.
1pm – 2.30pm 2nd Panel: “What is the impact of the ‘Pivot to Asia’ on the Transatlantic relationship?” (Political)
Chair: Dr Michael Williams – Reader in International Relations at Royal Holloway
Edward Lucas – International Affairs Editor of The Economist
Francois Rivasseau – Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in the US
Professor Jim Bergeron – Chief Political Advisor for the Allied Maritime Command
2.30pm – 3.15pm: Second Keynote Speaker
Sir Richard Ottaway - Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Coffee Break: 3.15pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 5pm 3rd Panel: “What is the Future of NATO?” (Security)
Chair: Prof. Peter Trubowitz – Academic and Scholar in American Grand Strategy at the LSE
Captain David Stracener – US Naval Attache at the US Embassy in London
Dr Liam Fox – Former Defense Secretary of the UK
Sir Stewart Eldon – UK’s former permanent representative to NATO
Professor Michael Clarke – Director General of the Royal United Services Institute
Venue Change: The Shaw Library, LSE and The Senior Common Room
5.30pm – 7pm Closing Keynote Speaker and Reception
Susan Danger – Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU)
Join us for our final keynote speech in the Shaw Library. After we will head to the Senior Common Room for our drinks reception: a chance to network and listen to LSE’s very own String Quartet.