Time: 5.15 - 7.00pm
Venue: 5W 2.3
Speakers: Lord Kerr of Kinlochard
Audience: Open to all, with free registration in advance
On 26 January, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) will welcome Lord Kerr, eminent diplomat and author of Article 50, to share his thoughts on Brexit.
In his lecture, Lord Kerr is expected to touch on key issues regarding the Brexit debate in the UK, the practicalities of triggering Article 50 and the effect that leaving the EU might have on Britain.
Biography: Lord Kerr was Ambassador to the EU and the US, and Foreign Office Permanent-under-Secretary. As Secretary-General of the EU Convention in 2002/3 he drafted Article 50, the Secession provision shortly to be used to initiate the UK's withdrawal from the EU. He became an Independent member of the House of Lords in 2004, and has served on its EU and Economic Select Committees; he was Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and Chairman of Imperial College London; and he is currently Chairman of the Centre for European Reform.