Conversations on Europe: “The Continent is Cut Off! British Referendum on the EU”

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156


Conversations on Europe: “The Continent is Cut Off! British Referendum on the EU”

"The Continent is Cut Off!" British Referendum on the EU. This June citizens in the United Kingdom will vote on that country’s place in Europe. At a time of rising Euroscepticism there and across Europe, Great Britain will decide if it is better off facing the range of challenges to the European project—economic growth, migration, terrorism, conflict on its borders—by itself or as part of the EU. The results of the referendum will have implications for the entire UK (including Northern Ireland and Scotland), for the economic and political integrity of the EU, and for Great Britain’s ties with key continental countries and with the US. Panelists will address these aspects and many others and will respond to each other and to questions posed by the audience.


  • Michelle Egan, Professor, School of International Service, American University
  • Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Tim Oliver, Dahrendorf Fellow on Europe-North American Relations, London School of Economics
  • Alan Sked, Professor Emeritus of International History, London School of Economics (founder and former member of UK Independence Party)

Moderator: Ronald Linden, Director of the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Centers, University of Pittsburgh