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February 2019

Brexit: with a little help from our friends

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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The panel considers the implications of Brexit on other countries, as well as how our friends overseas are fundamental to securing a smooth transition.

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A Short History of Europe

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Simon Jenkins discusses his latest book, A Short History of Europe and the lessons to be learned from European history.

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Brexit: the constitution and the future of the UK

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Vernon Bogdanor discusses his forthcoming publication on the Constitution’s role within the future relationship between the UK and Europe.

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Authority in the Era of Populism

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Public trust in the establishment is waning, but an age of disruption requires good leadership. So how can leaders lead in a post-deferential age? With Jamie Bartlett, Mary Kaldor, Heather Rabbatts and Louise Casey.

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March 2019

Enemies and Adversaries in 21st Century Politics

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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In the Brexit debate and in Trump’s America, opponents in politics are treating each other like enemies. Media and judges are being condemned as ‘enemies of the people.’ What does the language of enemies tell us about politics today and how should a liberal democracy manage deep disagreement? With Michael Ignatieff and Minouche Shafik.

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Next Week’s Law

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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It doesn’t happen very often that almost a whole legal system changes from one week to the next. A week before the Brexit date, we explore the legal implications of Brexit.

Niamh Moloney is Professor of Law at LSE.

Floris De Witte is Assistant Professor of Law at LSE.

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Brexit: what have we learnt? What can we expect?

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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Catherine Barnard, Charles Bean and Jill Rutter review what has been decided and resolved on Brexit, as well as the short- and long-term implications for Britain.

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Inequality, Brexit and the End of Empire

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Was the result of the 2016 EU referendum the last gasp of a view of empire based on nostalgia? And on 29 March 2019, as it officially ceases to become a member of the European Union, will post-Brexit Britain be a nation willing to inhabit the world of the present instead of the past? Join us on Brexit Night.

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May 2019

Brexit: rethinking the future of higher education in the UK

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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This event will gather academics, practitioners and stakeholders, who will discuss the potential impacts on higher education policies, academic institutions, and the future of research and innovation stemming from the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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What might the European elections mean for the future of the EU?

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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On this especially timely occasion, the panel will consider the impact of the upcoming European elections on the EU as a negotiating actor of Brexit and the future relationship with the UK. Will the balance of power change in the EU institutions? Is this the next stop for the populist wave, after Brexit?

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