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Post-Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities
Wed, November 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
Join us for what promises to be an interesting discussion of the European political landscape as it presents itself following the British vote on EU membership. The Irish historian and Peterhouse fellow Prof. Brendan Simms will be discussing the current challenges and opportunities facing British and Continental policymakers with the leading German politician David McAllister.
Brendan Simms lectures for MPhil in International Relations on the History of European Geopolitics and leads seminar groups on the same subject. He also lectures to the Faculty of History on geopolitics and the primacy of foreign policy. He supervises MPhil and PhD theses for both POLIS and the Faculty of History, which deal primarily with German and British history in its international context, and the history of humanitarian intervention.
David McAllister is a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and has represented his party in the European Parliament since 2014. He sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and heads the parliament's Delegation for Relations with the United States. Moreover he serves as a Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP). Prior to his election as a member of the European Parliament, McAllister served as Prime Minister of Lower Saxony from 2010 to 2013.