UCL European Institute


Centre of Excellence Launch: Negotiating Brexit

19 October 2016, 12:00 am

JM launch

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19 October 2016
The European Institute is hosting an evening of debate and discussion with leading academics and policy professionals on the challenges of Brexit, to celebrate the award of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence status from the European Commission.

19 October 2016
followed by reception

Kennedy Lecture Theatre
UCL Institute of Child Health
30 Guildford Street
London WC1N 1EH

The event is free of charge and all are welcome, but tickets must be requested.

Titled 'Negotiating Brexit: Key Challenges Ahead', the event will see a number of experts on Britain and Europe discussing the key challenges in their areas of expertise, from migration and law to economics and foreign policy. Speakers include:

  • Nathaniel Copsey, Head of Europe Research at the Foreign Office
  • Amelia Hadfield, Director of the Centre for European Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Piet Eeckhout, Professor of EU Law at UCL
  • Jonathan Portes, Principal Research Fellow at the National Institute of Social and Economic Research and former Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office

The expert talks will last for around an hour, with a half hour of Q&A, followed by a reception.

The event will launch the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence status, which the European Institute has been awarded by the European Commission. The award recognises the Institute's key role in promoting research and study on the EU and provides funding for new exciting new research programmes in migration, sovereignty, legitimacy, LGBT rights, and 'democracy fatigue'.

An activity organised under our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence programme.

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