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15 November 2017

SMLC Seminar:
Brexit: where are we?

Prof. Richard G. Whitman
Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Kent

15 Nov 2017 (Wed) 4:30-6:00 pm
Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

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The consequences of the UK public referendum decision to leave the European Union are on-going. This lecture will examine the current state of the Brexit process, assess the extent to which the government has embarked on a transition process out of the EU and identify likely internal and external impacts on the UK.

Professor Richard G. Whitman is Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent.

His current research interests include Brexit and especially the future foreign and security and defence policies of the EU and the UK, and the governance and future priorities of the EU.

He is the author and editor of ten books, published over sixty articles and book chapters, and a lead editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS).

In 2016 he was a Senior Fellow for the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe programme, is an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre (EPC) and an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.

Professor Whitman is a regular international media commentator. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, Sky, ITV, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and he has been quoted by print publications including The Financial Times, Newsweek, Reuters, the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has given evidence to the UK Parliament on UK and EU foreign and security issues.


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