Upcoming Event: BBTI Panel Discussion "On the brink of Brexit: The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe", 23/10/2018, Washington, DC

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 BBTI 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, the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings will host a panel discussion in Washington, DC 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. Robert Bosch Senior Fellow Amanda 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.

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About the Project

The transatlantic partnership is increasingly being called into question by nationalist and divisive forces in both American and European politics and society. New impulses and analyses are needed to reinforce transatlantic cooperation. This is the main objective of the "Brookings - Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative". The initiative aims to build up and expand resilient networks and transatlantic activities to analyze and work on issues concerning transatlantic relations and social cohesion in Europe and the United States.

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Thomas Henneberg
Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-977
e-mail to Thomas Henneberg
Dirk Schmittchen
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-411
e-mail to Dirk Schmittchen

Contact at Brookings

Andrew Moffatt
The Brookings Institution
Tel+ 1 202 797 6227
e-mail to Andrew Moffatt