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Road to Nowhere? Brexit and Foreign and Security Policy
Thu 3 November 2016, 17:15 – 18:45 GMT
The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:
Road to Nowhere? Brexit and the EU-UK Foreign and Security Policy Interrelationship
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Director, Global Europe Centre
The University of Kent
Since the EU referendum vote in June, the majority of attention has focused on what might be the future economic relationship between the UK and the European Union, and the prospects for the UK’s trade relationships with third countries once outside the EU. The future for the UK’s foreign and security policy has been given much less attention.
Through its current membership of the EU, Britain participates in a set of policies that structure relationships between the EU and other states and organisations involved in international relations. With Brexit, this set of policies – covering trade, security (including defence), development and foreign policy will need to be to be recalibrated. Brexit also requires the UK to counter a view that Britain is opting for a reduced international role and influence. Defining the ambitions of a post-EU foreign policy will be a major undertaking for the next decade and a new European diplomatic strategy needs to be the first priority.
The Brexit paradox is that the EU will remain the central focus of future British foreign policy.
About the speaker: Prof Richard Whitman is Head of the School of Politics and International Relations; Professor of Politics and International Relations; and Director of the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. He is also Senior Research Fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe.
5.15pm | Registration
5.30pm | Event begins
6.15pm | Question & Answer
6.45pm | Event ends
This event is free. Registration in advance required. All are welcome
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