UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


The Post-history of Brexit

16 May 2023, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

The Post-history of Brexit - Britain's Growth Trap and the Limits of Neoliberal Economic Strategy post-Brexit

The second talk in The Pre and Post-History of Brexit - Race, Class and Finance in the Making of British Economic Strategy Lecture Series will look at the economic trap of post-Brexit, post financial crisis Britain, and why escaping from the growth trap Britain is in will require rethinking Britain's fundamental economic strategy in the neoliberal era.

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The second talk in The Pre and Post-History of Brexit - Race, Class and Finance in the Making of British Economic Strategy  Lecture Series 2023 to hear Professor Silvers discuss 'economic trap of post-Brexi'.

Chaired and convened by Damon Silvers.

About the Speaker

Professor Damon Silvers

Visiting Professor in Labour Markets and Innovation at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose

Professor Damon Silvers
Damon SIlvers has been a Visiting Professor at IIPP since 2019. Professor Silvers was the Policy Director of the AFL-CIO, the U.S. labour federation from 2009-2019, and Senior Strategic Advisor and Special Counsel to the President of the AFL-CIO from 2019 to 2022. Professor Silvers continues to serve as an external advisor to the U.S. labour movement.

Professor Silvers was a member of the Biden-Harris Administration transition teams for Financial Regulatory Agencies and for the Treasury Department in 2020-2021, and served as the Deputy Chair of the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, commonly known as the Bank Bailout, from 2008-2011. He has helped represent the U.S. labour movement at the UN COP, the OECD and the G-20 on numerous occasions, and has published extensively on financial regulation, labor law and public investment issues. Damon is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle.

Professor Silvers earned his Doctor of Laws from Harvard Law School with honors, his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School with high honors and is a Baker Scholar, and received his bachelors degree from Harvard College with highest honors. He also read history at Kings College, Cambridge.

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