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Dickinson College to Host Discussion on Brexit

Brexit: Where it Stands, What it Means

Dickinson College will host a panel of experts to discuss the current state of Brexit, the British effort to leave the European Union. The talk will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium.

Panelists will discuss issues surrounding Brexit, including a so-called “no deal” exit from the EU; the border between Ireland, an EU state, and Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom; and the possible impact of Brexit on the British and world economies. They also will talk about the political crisis in the U.K. involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his efforts to deliver a Brexit deal after three failed attempts by his predecessor, Theresa May. The deadline for a Brexit decision is Oct. 31.

Panelists:

  • Mark Duckenfield is chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. He has extensive experience studying and teaching economic and diplomatic relations throughout Europe. He is the author of Business and the Euro and has served as editor/general editor of The History of Financial Disasters and Battles over Free Trade: Anglo-American Experiences with International Trade, 1776-2006.
  • Oya Dursun-Özkanca is a college professor of international studies, professor of political science and director of the international studies minor at Elizabethtown College. She is the editor of two books, The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform and External Interventions in Civil Wars (co-edited with Stefan Wolff), as well as many scholarly articles in leading peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ed Webb is associate professor of political science and international studies at Dickinson. He served with Britain’s Diplomatic Service from 1992 to 2000. He is the author of Media in Egypt and Tunisia: From Control to Transition? and has published articles and book chapters on authoritarianism, education policies in Turkey and Tunisia and censorship in the Arab world.

The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

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Published October 1, 2019