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On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe


 

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. But as the date approaches, important aspects of the withdrawal agreement as well as the future relationship between the U.K. and EU, particularly on trade, remain unresolved. Nowhere are the stakes higher than in Northern Ireland, where the re-imposition of a hard border with Ireland could threaten a hard-fought peace. Scotland, which voted resoundingly against Brexit, has raised questions about the future of devolved governance arrangements in the U.K., while the independence question remains alive. As Robert Bosch Senior Fellow Amanda Sloat writes in her recent report “Divided kingdom: How Brexit is remaking the UK’s constitutional order,” “Brexit will alter not one but two unions: the European Union and the United Kingdom.”

On October 23, 2018, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a panel discussion on the Brexit endgame. It will examine what the decisions of the coming weeks could mean for the U.K., Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, the European Union, and the United States. Sloat will be joined on the panel by Douglas Alexander, former U.K. Secretary of State for Scotland and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Lucinda Creighton, former Irish Minister for European Affairs; and Sir Kim Darroch, British Ambassador to the United States. Edward Luce of the Financial Times will moderate.

This discussion is part of the Brookings – Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, which aims to build up and expand resilient networks and trans-Atlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning trans-Atlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

Agenda

Introduction

Thomas Wright
Director - Center on the United States and Europe
Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy

Panel

Amanda Sloat, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe, The Brookings Institution
Douglas Alexander
Senior Fellow - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Lucinda Creighton
Lucinda Creighton
CEO - Vulcan Consulting
Kim Darroch
Sir Kim Darroch
British Ambassador to the United States - British Embassy Washington

2018-10-23 14:00:00 2018-10-23 15:30:00 America/New_York On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe European Union Delegation in the US: On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
October 23, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Brookings Institution,
1775 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington D.C20036
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