NPC Newsmaker: Economist Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University's Lise Johnson, and Researcher and Corporate Executive Ralph Gomory

Feb. 11 Newsmaker Panel Asserts that the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership's ISDS Provision Will Undermine U.S. Courts and Legislative Bodies.

Feb 03, 2016, 15:18 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What are the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and in particular will the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision of TPP take the enforcement of U.S. laws out of the hands of the nation's courts and legislatures in favor of corporate-controlled tribunals? On Feb. 11, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room, three experts on trade and investment law will address a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference. Panelists include:

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning American economist and professor at Columbia University. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, and chair of the U.S. president's Council of Economic Advisers under Bill Clinton;

Lise Johnson, an attorney and leading authority on investment law and policy at Columbia University focusing on treaties that contain the Investor-State Dispute Settlement;

Ralph E. Gomory, a recipient of the National Medal of Science in 1989. He was IBM's senior vice president for science and technology, a director of The Washington Post and the Bank of New York, and is now a research professor at NYU.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20045.

As with all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

Patti Giglio, NPC Newsmaker Event Host

Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmakers Chair

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