The Future of Britain in Europe

Hosted by European Institute

Old Theatre


Professor Iain Begg

Gordon Brown

Dr Sara Hagemann


Professor Kevin Featherstone

The LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe will present its findings at the public launch of its Final Report in discussion with a number of high profile speakers. The Commission has examined the “negotiation issues” at the heart of the debate in a series of expert hearings. What are the options for a reconfigured UK-EU relationship? Will there be a political reaction if voting in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland differs from England? How would a Brexit impact upon British foreign policy? What are the costs and benefits of free movement in the EU? The Commission’s report aims to make a significant contribution to the public debate on (the renegotiated terms of) Britain’s membership of the EU ahead of the referendum on Thursday 23 June. The Commission’s report is available on theEuropean Institute website and copies of the final report were available for attendees.

Iain Begg (@IainBeggLSE) is Professorial Research Fellow at the European Institute at LSE. 

Gordon Brown is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Sara Hagemann (@sarahagemann) is Assistant Professor at the European Institute, LSE and ESRC Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics at LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

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A copy of Dr Sara Hagemann's powerpoint presentation is available to download. Download 'Politics and sovereignty: The UK in  Europe and the World' (pdf).

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