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in collaboration with Center for International Private Enterprise


Transatlantic Ties: A Strategic Dialogue on US-EU Investment Screening and Economic Security


7 May 2024

Washington, DC (USA)

The event is generously supported by the following CELIS Patrons

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About the Event


The ½ day event, consisting of 3 panels and discussions, will focus on key investment screening and national security issues in the US and EU, including their impact on transatlantic trade relations. This exclusive event is aimed at selected US and European government officials, as well as representatives from business, private practice, finance, banking and academia.

It aims to strengthen a transatlantic approach (and ties) to economic security and investment screening among key stakeholders.


  • Two panels on latest strategic developments in the US and the EU in investment screening and economic security, including their impact on the transatlantic trade relations
  • One panel on “The Super Election Year 2024 in the EU, USA, and UK” and its implications on economic security?
  • Closing remarks by H.E. the EU Ambassador to the United States


  • US public servants, leading US private practitioners in the field of economic security and trade, representative from business and academia
  • EU / European experts (including high-level speaker from the European Commission and the EU Member States, leading private practitioner; representative from business and academia
  • Engage in dialogue with key policy makers and leading experts from government, business, private legal practice, and academia.
  • Hear about the latest US and European thinking on investment screening and economic security relevant to overcome current challenges

Agenda at a Glance

State April 10, 2024; Subject to change,
1850 K Street, NW,
Washington, DC US 20006
(Milbank Conference Center)
13.00-13.30 Registration and Light Lunch
13.30 -13.40

Professor Steffen Hindelang, CELIS Institute, Berlin; Uppsala University, Sweden

13.40 -14.00


  by Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Industry and Analysis, Grant T. Harris, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington DC*
14.00 -15.00 Panel 1 - Recent developments and perspectives in US investment screening and economic security regulation (hybrid)


John Kabealo, Kabealo Law, Washington DC

Acting Director Meena Sharma, Office of Investment Security Policy and International Relations, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington DC*

Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael S. Considine, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Foreign Investment, National Security, and Technology Collaboration, Washington DC*

Lori Fredericks Romero, Lead Trade Compliance Counsel, L3Harris Technologies, Washington DC

Dr Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, IN


15.30-16.30 Panel 2 - Recent developments and perspectives in European investment screening and economic security regulation


Professor Steffen Hindelang, CELIS Institute, Berlin; Uppsala University, Sweden


Director Peter Sandler, Director for Enforcement, Market Access, SMEs, Legal Affairs and Technology, DG Trade, European Commission, Brussels

Dr Roland M Stein, Blomstein Attorneys, Berlin

Thomas Ernoult, Head of the Unit for Foreign Investment Screening (CIEF) at the French Treasury

Ana-Maria Belacurencu (nee Popa), Romanian Competition Council, Bucharest




Panel 3 - The Super Election Year 2024 in the EU, USA, and UK: Implications on Economic Security?


Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Managing Director, Programmes, CIPE, Washington DC


Marshall S. Billingslea, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington DC*

The Honourable Tom Feddo, Rubicon Advisors LLC, Washington DC


Closing remarks
H. E. Ambassador to the United States Jovita Neliupsiene, Permanent Representation of the EU to the US, Washington DC


Drinks reception


Dinner (by special invitation)

The event is free of charge but registration is required


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    1850 K Street, NW, Milbank Conference Center, Washington, DC US 20006.

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