Panel: "Brexit in Global and Historical Context"

The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union would seem to mark an abrupt and unexpected break with post-WWII efforts to bring about greater European integration. Yet like most sudden historical breaks, a look beneath the surface reveals longer-term processes. This panel will discuss how Brexit can be understood from several angles: a) long-term developments in the UK and between the UK and continental Europe, b) Brexit’s challenge to the EU and its impact on internal national debates elsewhere in Europe, and c) Brexit in light of the recent upsurge of global populism.


"Brexit: How Did We Get Here and What Awaits Us?"
Zeynep Somer-Topcu
Associate Professor, Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin

"The Political Economy of Brexit, in the UK and the EU"
James K. Galbraith
Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin

"The Janus Face of Brexit: UK-Europe Relations from Napoleon to Nigel Farage"
James Vaughn
Assistant Professor, Department of History
The University of Texas at Austin

Miriam Bodian, moderator
Professor of History, and 
Director, Institute for Historical Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public.

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No pre-circulated reading.

**Please note that the room has been updated to RLP 1.302B, in the Glickman Conf. Center**


Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History; Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs; and Center for European Studies

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Patton Hall (RLP), 1.302B
305 23RD ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Policy & Law, World & Culture

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public


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