Globalization Meets Democracy: What is going on with Brexit
A lecture by Anthony Barnett, founder of openDemocracy. Organized by the UCLA Department of History, cosponsored by CERS.
Monday, October 15, 201812:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
The United Kingdom is undergoing a historic political, social and economic breakdown. Legally, the country will leave the European Union at the end of March. But no one knows how it will in fact play out over the next few months. The society is deeply divided - by nations, regions and generations (for example, 80% of young women under 25 voted to remain). Anthony Barnett's talk will update everyone on the current situation, the role and possible future for Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn as well as Prime Minister Theresa May, and and at the same time talk about some of the larger causes at work.
Anthony Barnett is the founder of openDemocracy. His most recent book is The Lure of Greatness: England’s Brexit and America’s Trump. Here is a short video about the book. For his most recent article on Brexit and other issues see here.
Cost : Free and open to the public. RSVP not required for admission.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of History