The Pre-history of Brexit: Empire, Race and Class in the Road to Brexit
09 May 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
The first 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 prehistory of Brexit and its roots in the post-imperial crisis of British industry and the neoliberal approach to British political economy of successive British governments in the 1990's during the high tide of European integration. The focus will be on the centrality of issues of race, class and empire to the economic fate of post-imperial Britain.
This event is free.
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose11 Montague StreetLondonWC1B 5BPUnited Kingdom
Catch up on the lecture and access the slides and video above. The first talk in The Pre and Post-History of Brexit - Race, Class and Finance in the Making of British Economic Strategy Lecture Series 2023 heard Visitng Professor Silvers discuss the 'pre-history of Brexit and its roots in the post-imperial crisis of British industry'.
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 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.More about Professor Damon Silvers