The U.S. Presidential election, the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, what do they have in common? **And which is it: Great Britain or United Kingdom?
Join the GAC for Great Britain and the European Union this Thurs., Nov. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the PUB Quiet Dining Room (9208). With guests:
Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs), United Kingdom, Seattle Office
Phillip Shekleton, Lecturer, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
The historic vote that took place on June 23 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to leave the European Union (“Brexit”) has generated uncertainty about Great Britain’s future, that of Europe, and about the post-1945 global order. Does this historic referendum signal that Britain has chosen to retreat into a “Little England” status, or does it signal a desire to redefine its role on the world stage? Join us for a lively discussion of developments in Great Britain and their implications for European unity and the “special relationship” between Great Britain and the U.S.
Additional support provided by the Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School
of International Studies, UW.
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