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The American Security Project (ASP) invites you to:

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Implications for Global Security & Western-Chinese Relations

Moderated by the Honorable Glenn Nye

Wednesday, July 31st from 8:30 am until 9:30 am

Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor West

Washington DC

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) promises to be the largest free trade area on Earth; it will encompass the entirety of the EU and the United States, and will dwarf similar agreements like NAFTA. The scope of the agreement has vast implications for labor, trade, and standards within and between its members, but the agreement also will have profound effects on the practices of capitalism on a global level.

How will a free trade zone with unified standards that comprises nearly half of the world’s GDP affect China? Is this the beginning of an economic cold war between East and West? Or is it an opportunity for establishing standards that will become globally recognized?Join us for  a panel discussion on the implications of the TTIP.

TTIP Panel

About the Speakers:

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project. He has over 30 years of experience as a Marine. His military career includes tours as Deputy Executive Secretary to Defense Secretaries Cheney and Aspin, ground plans officer for Drug Enforcement Policy in the Pentagon, liaison to the Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, and Inspector General of the Marine Corps. Following his retirement from the Marines, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Business Executives for National Security and President/CEO of the Marine Military Academy.

Dan Grant is a consultant and instructor for the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Department’s Civilian Expeditionary Workforce and Ministry of Defense Advisors programs, and adjunct fellow for the American Security Project. Dan has lectured for the Naval Postgraduate School and NATO Defense College. He has previously worked in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, and the American Embassy in Kabul, where he received commendation from the State Department. Dan served as John Kerry’s Afghanistan analyst during his presidential campaign. In 2008, Dan ran as a Democrat for Congress in Texas’s 10th District.

Geoffrey Harris is currently the Deputy Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress and formerly Head of the Human Rights Unit within the Secretariat General of the European Parliament (Directorate General for external policies DGEXPO). This unit provides the back-up for the sub-committee, a parliamentary body working in the framework of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. The unit provides back-up for all initiatives and aspects of the work of the institution concerning human rights (the President, the Development and External Trade committees and the Inter parliamentary delegations).

About the Moderator:

Glenn Nye served as a member of congress, representing the second district of Virginia from 2009-2011.  He was a member of the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Small Business Committees.  Before congress, he was a Foreign Service officer, serving diplomatic and development missions over ten years including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Singapore.  He is a senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US, where he focuses on congress, transatlantic relations, and development. He is also a Senior Adviser at Palantir Technologies, an international data analytics software company serving large public and private sector institutions.


Breakfast refreshments will be served from 8:00 until 8:30. The discussion will begin promptly at 8:30.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP by Monday, July 29th by emailing


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