After having joined us earlier this year, we are pleased to welcome back former U.S. Ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner for an executive exchange on America’s transatlantic trade policy post-election.
Being a passionate transatlanticist himself and part of the Biden transition team, we look forward to the Ambassador’s person insight as to how a future Biden Administration would look at Europe when it comes to trade; and in that context also offer an informal analysis of what any future U.S. Administration should look at changing to ensure America’s leadership in the world.
Ambassador Gardner served as Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council in 1994-95. In 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to head the US Mission to the European Union. In his testimony before the Senate on October 31, 2013, he noted that one of his most important objectives would be to “help conclude an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP, that will position our economies for success in the 21st century.” He was confirmed by the Senate on February 12, 2014.