Young Professionals in Foreign Policy would like to invite YPIA members to "What TTIP Means for Transatlantic Standards"!
This event will bring together U.S. and European academics and government officials to discuss various aspects of the trans-Atlantic relationship. More specifically, the discussion will focus on the negotiations and implications of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the WTO, transatlantic standards in trade and production as well as on transatlantic security efforts and the way forward for NATO’s transatlantic bargain. Our guest speakers will discuss what this all means for both bilateral and multilateral trade.
Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Jorge Benitez is the director of NATOSource and a senior fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
He specializes in NATO and transatlantic relations, European politics, and US national security. He has been interviewed or cited by a broad range of media sources such as CNN, the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, theChristian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg News, Defense News, POLITICO, the National Interest, Xinhua, the Global Times, Russia Today, Kommersant, Hurriyet, Handelsblatt, Al Arabiya, Al Hurra, Al Jazeera, Sky News, and the Congressional Research Service.
Dr. Benitez previously served as assistant for alliance issues to the director of NATO affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has also served as a specialist in international security for the Department of State and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.
Dr. Benitez received his BA from the University of Florida, his MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Mark Kent, Head of Trade & Agriculture Team
Mark joined the British Embassy, Washington in August 2013 to lead the Embassy's work on trade policy, regulatory and agricultural issues. Mark is a career diplomat, having joined the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2003. He has worked on strategic finance, economic issues and between 2009 and 2011 was assistant to the UK's G8 Sherpa, a role known as a "yak", responsible for supporting the Sherpa and UK Prime Minister at the G8 Summits in Canada in 2010 and France in 2011. He was posted to the British Embassy, Tokyo from 2005-2009 as Second Secretary, focused on economic issues. Mark gained a BA in Economics from Queens' College, Cambridge University in 2002.