Virtual Briefings

The ESC’s Virtual Briefings provide up-to-date and in-depth reports on issues impacting transatlantic business relations. Using videoconference technology, top experts from around the world present comprehensive and detailed briefings aimed at professional audiences. Individuals are able to participate from their desktop, laptop, or hand-held computers, ask questions of the experts, and learn the latest news during the course of a lunch hour. Virtual Briefings require registration in advance and may involve a small fee.  Click on upcoming briefings below for more details.

Upcoming Briefings:
The topic of the next Virtual Briefing will be announced in September.  Please check back.

Earlier Briefings:

Thursday July 14, 2016
12-1:30 P.M., 4217 Posvar Hall   

Brexit Update
On June 23rd, voters in the UK went to the polls and voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. The political and economic repercussions were immediate. When will the dust settle? And what will Europe - and the UK - look like when it does?

Jae-Jae SpoonAssociate Professor of Political Science,University of Pittsburgh
Tim OliverDahrendorf Fellow on Europe-North America Relations, London School of Economics
Sean EhrlichAssociate Professor of Political Science,Florida State University


Tuesday April 12, 2016
12-1:30 P.M., 4217 Posvar Hall   

EU_US Privacy Shield Update
“Safe Harbor” is gone, replaced by a new US-EU Privacy Shield agreement. What does this means for US businesses and protection of personal data?  

Ted DeanUS Department of Commerce, Chief Negotiator of US-EU Privacy Shield
Pierluigi PerriUniversity of Milan, Specialist in Advance Computer Law
David ThawUniversity of Pittsburgh, Specialist in Law and Information