Successful Summer 2020 series of Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations webinars
In September 2019, the newly funded Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations awarded to City Law School’s Professor Elaine Fahey (2019-2021), launched a Summer programme of 6 webinar events in Summer 2020 on Transatlantic relations via Zoom.
The first Chair event began on 15th May, with a seminar ‘The Law of Facebook: Borders, Regulation and Global Social Media’ examining Transatlantic data flows, the regulation by the EU of Facebook, jurisdiction and the new Facebook Oversight Board, featuring speakers from the US, UK and Europe. A working paper report of the event can be found here.
On 29th May, the Chair hosted along with the EU Trade and Investment Network ‘EUTIP’ Horizon 2020 MSC ITN network, a book talk with former US Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner, who spoke about his new book, Stars with Stripes: the Essential Partnership between the EU and US, describing his period as Ambassador in one of the closest moments of Transatlantic relations in 60 years. The recording of the book talk can be watched here.
Good global governance
On 19th June, a conference co-hosted with the EUTIP MSC network took place virtually on ‘The EU as a Good Global Actor’, featuring a keynote speech by the University of Oxford's Professor Kalypso Nicolaides. Speakers from the US and Europe, the intersection between trade and data flows, good global governance and fundamental rights, provided for a lively set of discussions.
On 1st July, an expert interdisciplinary roundtable on contemporary Transatlantic relations took place, featuring speakers from the EU, US and UK on trade, security, defence and civil liberties and the future of UK-US and EU-US relations. Speakers included diplomats, former politicians, thinktanks, political scientists and lawyers. A working paper of the event discussions can be read here.
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