On Monday, July 13, 2015, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) hosted a conference on the future of transatlantic relations and global governance, which constituted the culminating event of the Transworld project. The morning session featured an exchange with Transworld researchers and experts.
The afternoon session of the Transworld conference featured an exchange with policymakers and officials from both sides of the Atlantic.
Over a period of three and a half years, Transworld was supported by the input of numerous experts and drew from 35 research papers, a survey and a Delphi exercise.
In an elegant closing argument, Ambassador Grossman resolved that ultimately, both the US and Europe would have to get past “non-issues like bananas and chlorinated chicken,” which continued to define the public TTIP debate, if the transatlantic partners are to strengthen the transatlantic partnership going forward.