On June 23, voters in the United Kingdom will go to the polls for a referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union. As one of the EU’s largest and wealthiest member states, Britain’s exit, or “Brexit”, would not only alter the U.K.’s institutional, political, and economic relationships, but would also send shock waves across the entire continent and beyond, with a possible Brexit fundamentally reshaping transatlantic relations.
On May 6, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings, in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative based at King’s College London, and Wilton Park USA, will host a discussion to assess the range of implications that could result from the United Kingdom’s referendum.
After each panel, the participants will take questions from the audience.
Brexit—in or out? Implications of the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership
Introduction and opening remarks
9:00 am - 9:15 am
For and against the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union
9:15 am - 10:15 amDouglas Alexander Senior Fellow - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Chair - Unicef UK
The legal, political, and foreign policy factors shaping the referendum debate
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Coffee and tea break
11:15 am - 11:30 am
The international economic and financial implications of Brexit
11:30 am - 12:30 pm