Charting the Course of Brexit: A Europe Day Discussion

Date: 9th May 2017

Time: 18:00-19:30

Organiser: University of Edinburgh

Location: Adam House (Basement Theatre)


The University of Edinburgh is pleased to invite you to a discussion event on Europe Day, hosted by Edinburgh Global:

Charting the Course of Brexit
A Europe Day Discussion

Tuesady 9 May 2017
6pm to 7.30pm

Adam House
Basement Theatre

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Doors open from 5.30pm
Refreshments provided

Introduction from Alan Mackay
Head of Edinburgh Global and Deputy Vice Principal International
The University of Edinburgh

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union marks an unprecedented reversal in European integration since the start of the post-war period, bringing with it countless layers of questions and uncertainty. With the exit process now formally under way, a limited amount of time remains to find agreement on matters ranging from future trading arrangements to the rights of citizens living in the UK and in the EU. At the same time, the EU faces other important challenges, from migration in the Mediterranean to continued economic inequality, which will simultaneously occupy its attention. It is evident that the UK and the EU will have to find a new form of partnership going forward – the shape of that cooperation, however, is currently far from clear. Brexit will also necessitate a re-evaluation of how powers are distributed within the UK, including Scotland’s constitutional settlement. This Europe Day, join us as we consider these central issues behind charting the course of Brexit.

Prof Michael Keating
Professor of Politics · The Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Dr Kirsteen Shields
Lecturer in Law · The University of Dundee

Dr Kirsty Hughes
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

Dr Leandro Mancano
Lecturer in European Union Law · The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
The University of Edinburgh

About the Speakers

Prof Michael Keating FRSE FBA FAcSS is Professor of Politics at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change. His research areas include regions, nationalism, Scotland and public policy. He is Senior Fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe and a frequent academic contributor to the public discussion on Brexit.

Dr Kirsteen Shields is Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee. Her research is in the field of public international law and international human rights and she has experience working with intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, including UNESCO and Liberty. In 2011, she was awarded the title of Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year.

Dr Kirsty Hughes is Director of the Scottish Centre on European Relations, the independent Scottish EU think tank. She is a researcher, writer and commentator on European politics and policy, and has worked at a number of leading European think tanks, including Friends of Europe, the Centre for European Policy Studies, Chatham House, the Policy Studies Institute and the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre.

Dr Leandro Mancano is Lecturer in European Union Law and Director of the LLM in European Law at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include EU constitutional law, EU fundamental rights law, Justice and Home Affairs policy and deprivation of liberty, and his work has focused on crime, migration and human rights.

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