The Center for Global Studies at George Mason University, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Commision presents:
“The New Transatlantic Relationship: Local & Regional Dimensions”
A lunch conversation with Congressman Donald Beyer
Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:30PM, George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall 120
For over 70 years, cooperation across the Atlantic has generally been handled by national-level institutions , or directly between the U.S. and the EU. But factors such as the dynamic and often volatile evolution of technology, growing economic and financial interdependence, demographic mobility and climate change require a radical re-evaluation of how the US and EU interact with each other.
For instance, security conversations between the US and EU no longer concern only traditional military risks and responses, but also the capabilities of first responders at the local and community levels to threats of domestic and global terrorism, Similarly, a successful conclusion of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is now premised on informed public debates on both sides of the Atlantic on issues such as the complex science of risk assessment and risk communication as the affect, among other phenomena, food safety.
Given his vast experience in business and politics, and his service as Ambassador to Switzerland, Congressman Don Beyer is ideally placed to discuss “The New Transatlantic Relationship: Local and Regional Dimensions”, with a particular focus on Northern Virginia.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP: http://cgs.gmu.edu/featured-events/congressman-don-beyer-event.html
George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall 120