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FLASHPOINT | The UK After Brexit: Little England or Great Britain Revived?
The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31, 2020. However, new economic and political relations between the UK, the EU and other players in the global economy still need to be worked out. Longstanding regional tensions aren't making things any easier; there are calls for another Scottish independence referendum, and the question of Irish unification seems to have new life. Boris Johnson promised to make the UK “a nation of trailblazers” but could his Brexit adventure break the UK apart, leaving him in charge only of a Little England steeped in past glories and regretted decisions?
This is a Seniors Lifelong Learners Society event.
Date(s): Thu, Mar 5, 2020, 2 p.m.
Location: Room 1700, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)
Admission: No registration required. Tickets will be issued starting at 1 p.m. at the Flashpoint registration table.
A suggested $10 cash contribution will be welcomed and collected at the registration table. Your contribution helps cover the costs of room rental, AV services, transportation, honorariums for speakers, etc.
Related topic(s): Liberal Arts
Dr. Kurt Huebner
Dr. Huebner is the Jean Monet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy, Institute for European Studies, Department of Political Studies at UBC. His previous FLASHPOINT lecture The European Union: Will It Still Be Around 18 Months From Now? explored the threats, opportunities and challenges for the EU as Brexit unfolded.