European Institute public debate
Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speakers: Professor Simon Hix, Professor Sara Hobolt, John Springford
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser
Whatever the outcome of the general election, the constellation of parties and EU positions in Britain’s increasingly fragmented political landscape make it hard to discern the prospects and potential strategies of Britain in the run-up to a national referendum on Britain’s continued EU membership. A panel of LSE and outside experts will try to make sense of a potentially confused picture.
Professor Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is Head of the Department of Government and Professor of European and Comparative Politics at LSE. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Professor Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute at LSE.
John Springford is a senior research fellow, working on economic issues, at the Centre for European Reform in London. He acted as secretary to the CER’s commission on the economic consequences of leaving the EU, which published its final report in June 2014. Before joining the CER, he worked at the Social Market Foundation and CentreForum think-tanks.
Professor Maurice Fraser is Head of the European Institute and Professor of Practice in 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. The Institute has been a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2009.
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Update Wednesday 13 May, 3.33pm: Due to unforeseen circumstances Simon Tilford is no longer a speaker at this event. The organiser apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
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