Brexit: What's Next for the UK and Europe?
CERS public lecture by Christophe Crombez, University of Leuven, Political Economy.
Thursday, January 19, 201712:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union this past Summer promises to fundamentally alter the political and economic future of the UK and the rest of the EU. There are no clear plans in place to deal with this referendum outcome, and now there is an extended period of time for the UK to negotiate the terms of the exit and invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This has led to a chaotic and uncertain environment for trade negotiations between the US and the EU, as well as with other EU trading partners. Furthermore the very future of the EU may be in jeopardy as other member states consider withdrawing, because of the influx of migrants from conflict areas and because of perceived autocratic governance of the EU management in Brussels. Christophe Crombez will present the history and status of this unexpected exit and the prospects for the future of the UK, the EU and international trade negotiations.
Christophe Crombez is a political economist who specializes in European Union politics and business-government relations in Europe. His research focuses on EU institutions and their impact on policies, EU institutional reform, party politics, and parliamentary government. Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at The Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (since 1999). He teaches Introduction to European Studies and The Future of the EU in Stanford’s International Relations Program. Furthermore, he is Professor of Political Economy at KU Leuven in Belgium (since 1994). His teaching responsibilities in Leuven include Political Business Strategy and Applied Game Theory. Crombez obtained a B.A. in Applied Economics from KU Leuven in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Business, Political Economics, from Stanford University in 1994.
Cost : Free and open to the public. RSVP not required for admission.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies