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LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond

The LSE is one of the few places to have serious discussions on Brexit

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The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. 

The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy


 

Brexit Events

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Public Events 
We host numerous dedicated public lectures, panel discussions and fora with high-level speakers, coming to speak at the LSE to discuss Brexit. 

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LSE Continental Breakfasts
As part of the LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond, a number of private meetings for a selected group of invited influential guests are held regularly, at the LSE as well as in other major European cities. Our Breakfasts are seminar-style and with open discussion under Chatham House Rule. The issues raised in the discussions are collected into reports, which are available via the LSE Brexit Blog.

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Civil Service Lectures Brexit Programme

Civil Service Lectures 
In conjunction with the Civil Service, we run a number of lectures for civil servants, held by LSE academics on specific topics and angles surrounding Brexit. Under this successful partnership, Whitehall professionals can greatly benefit from the expertise of our world-leading experts.

 


 

LSE Brexit Blog

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Thoroughly dedicated to a constantly up-to-date thematic coverage, LSE Brexit is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based blog run by the LSE. Its aim is to inform the debate on Britain’s exit from the European Union with accessible commentary and research. 

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Brexit Programme Staff

Academic Programme Leads


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Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE.

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Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

 

Professional Services Staff

 

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Horatio Mortimer is Special Programmes Manager at LSE Enterprise.

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Rosie Hinds is Events Administrator, European Institute, LSE.

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Polly Liouta is Events and Communications Manager, European Institute, LSE.

 

Brexit Blog Editors


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Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz is Managing Editor at the LSE’s Brexit blog.

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Ros Taylor is Managing Editor at the LSE’s Brexit blog.

 

 


Previous Public Events

2019-2020

Negotiating Our Post-Brexit Future: where are we heading?

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law, University of Cambridge; Dr Meredith Crowley, Reader in International Economics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe (UKCE); Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of British Chambers of Commerce; Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, and Director of The UK in a Changing Europe; Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online Event

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Brexit and the Post-COVID-19 Options for the Economy

Speakers: Professor Sir Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, LSE; Wolfgang Münchau, Director of Eurointelligence and a columnist for the Financial Times; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. 

Date: Monday 22 June 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Online Event

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Coronavirus and Brexit: two cases of quarantine? 

Speakers: Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Head of the UK Diplomatic Service; Dr Sara Hagemann, Academic Director for the School of Public Policy, LSE; Professor Christian Lequesne, Professor at the Sciences-Po Centre for International Studies; Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI).

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020, 14:00-15:30
Venue: 
Online Event

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Brexit and the Future of British Politics 

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute, LSE; Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham; and Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy, LSE.

Date: Monday 17 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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The Future of Anglo-German Relations: beyond Brexit 

Speakers: Professor Iain Begg, Academic Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS and professorial research fellow at the European Institute; Rt Hon Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones, Conservative peer in the House of Lords and former Minister for Security and Counter Terrorism; and Dr. Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag.

Date: Monday 3 February 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Brexit: third time lucky?

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London, and Director of the The UK in a Changing Europe; John Mills, founder and Chairman of JML, economist and author; Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; and Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union.

Date: Friday 31 January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.

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The Implications of Brexit for the UK Economy 

Speakers: Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist at challenger wealth manager Netwealth and Board Member of Bank of China (UK); Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Advisor, CEBR and Professor John Van Reenen, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service and Ronald Coase Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Date: Monday 27 January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Brexit meets its Halloween? Assessing the Immediate Future for the UK and the EU

Speakers: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge; Vicky Pryce, former Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service; Sir Ivan Rogers, former Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union, and Professor Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy and Professor in Practice, Department of Government, LSE.

Date: Thursday 31 October, 18:30-20:00                
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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2018-2019

What Might the European Elections Mean for the Future of the EU?

Speakers: Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent; Sara Hagemann, Associate Professor in European Politics, European Institute, LSE; Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, Department of Government, LSE.

Date: Thursday 16 May, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Brexit: re-thinking the future of higher education in the UK

Speakers: Julia Black, Strategic Director for Innovation, LSE; Edward Byrne, President & Principal, King’s College London; Nick Hillman, Director of Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

Date: Wednesday 1 May, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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

Speakers: Catherine Barnard, Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law, University of Cambridge; Sir Charles Bean, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE and former Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Jill Rutter, Programme Director for Brexit, Institute for Government.

Date: Thursday 28 March, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Taking Back Control? Brexit and the Future of Europe

Speaker: Wolfgang Streeck, Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne

Date: Friday 15 March, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Brexit: the future of Europe and the Franco-British relationships

Speaker: Nathalie Loiseau, French Minister for European Affairs

Date: Thursday 7 March, 12.30-13.30
Venue: The Long Room, 1st Floor, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields

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Brexit: the Constitution and the future of the UK

Speakers: Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government and Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor, Centre for British Politics and Government, King's College London

Date: Tuesday 19 February, 18.30-20.00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Brexit: with a little help from our friends

Speakers: HE Janice Charette, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; HE George Brandis QC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; HE Foo Chi Hsia, High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore to the United Kingdom; HE Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM QSO KStJ, New Zealand High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Date: Thursday 7 February, 18.30 - 20.00 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE 

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How Far Has Brexit Reached? Taking Stock of Progress and Risks 

Speakers: Catherine Barnard, Professor in European Union Law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge; Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry; Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, LSE; Stephen Wall, Former British Ambassador to Portugal and Permanent Representative to the European Union.

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 18:30-20:00
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Brexit Forum: The UK and the EU; past, present and future

SpeakersJennifer Jackson-Preece, Associate Professor of Nationalism, European Institute and Department of International Relations, LSE; Piers Ludlow, Professor of International History, Deputy Head of Department; Robert Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, Queen Mary University; Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations, Director of the European Foreign Policy Unit 

Date: Monday 26 November 2018, 19:15-20:30
Venue: Workspace 4, LSE Life, LSE Library

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Brexit: Impact on Government and Parliament

Speakers: Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Government, Kings College, London; Joe Owen, Associate Director, Institute for Government Working on Brexit; Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.   

Date: Tuesday 23 October  18:30 -20:00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre. NAB

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Banking on Markets; the transformation of bank-state ties in Europe and beyond

Speaker: Rachel Epstein, Professor of International Relations and European Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Abby Innes, Assistant Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE; Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy, European Institute, LSE

Date: Tuesday 9 October 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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2017-2018

How To Lose a Referendum

Speakers: Jason Farrell, Sky News Senior Political Correspondent; Paul Goldsmith, Politics and Economics Teacher, Latymer Upper School and Author of the Goldblog

DateMonday 4 June 2018, 18:30 - 20.00           
Venue: 
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Article 50: one year on

Speakers: Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law, University of CambridgeSimon Hix, Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, LSE Department of Government
Jill Rutter, Programme Director for Brexit, Institute for Government; Tony Travers, Director, LSE Institute of Public Affairs.

Date: 12 March 2018                                              
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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The Brexit Negotiations: the view from Brussels

Speaker: Stefaan De Rynck, Senior Adviser to Michael Barnier (Chief EU Negotiator for Brexit) and Professor, College of Europe.

Date: 5 March 2018                                                  
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Brexit: what next?

Speaker: Hilary Benn, Labour MP for Leeds Central and Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union

Date: 1 March 2018                                                  
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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The Impact Of Brexit On London 

Speakers: Naomi Clayton, Policy and Research Manager, Centre for Cities; Niamh Moloney, Professor of Law, LSE Law Department.

Date: 27 February 2018                                          
Venue: CLM 5.02, Clement House, LSE.

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Clean Brexit: why leaving the EU still makes sense

Speakers: Liam Halligan, British economist, journalist and broadcaster; Dr Gerard Lyons, leading UK and international economist and writer.

Date: 17 January 2018                                            
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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The Brexit Alternatives and Their Implications 

Speakers: Joachim Blatter, Professor of Political Science, University of Lucerne; Erik O. Eriksen, Director of ARENA and Professor of Political Science, University of Oslo;
Sieglinde Gstöhl, Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe.

Date: 27 November 2017                                        
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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The Implications Of Brexit For Human Rights In the UK 

Speaker: Conor O' Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law, LSE Department of Law

Date: 22 November 2017                                        
Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, LSE

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Regional Economic Impacts Of Brexit

Speakers: Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics, LSE Department of Economics; Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, LSE Department of Geography and Environment.

Date: 15 November 2017                                        
Venue: CLM 4.02, Clement House, LSE

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The Brexit Negotiations: make or break?

Speakers: Professor Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the LSE European Institute; Philippe Legrain, founder of think tank Open and Senior Visiting Fellow, LSE European Institute; John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator for The Independent and Visiting Professor, King's College London.

Date: 2 November 2017                                          
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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No More Cake and Eat It: making a Brexit deal for workers

Speaker: Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary

Date: 31 October 2017                                          
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

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UK and EU Foreign Policy Challenges Following Brexit

Speaker: Karen Smith, Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, LSE. 

Date: 25 October 2017                                            
Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, LSE

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The Impact Of Brexit On European Financial Centres

Speaker: Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Finance Minister.

Date: 23 October 2017                                            Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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The Future Of Europe Post-Brexit

Speaker: Guy Verhofstadt, Head of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament and the Brexit negotiation team

Date: 28 September 2017                                  
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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2016-2017

Managing the Complexity: what Brexit could mean for British business 

Speaker: Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General

Date: 6 July 2017
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?

Speakers: Sir Stephen Wall, former diplomat in Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service; Piers Ludlow, Associate Professor, LSE Department of International History.

Date: 6 March 2017                                                                  
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

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Britain and Europe: towards Brexit? European Institute 25th Anniversary Event

Date: 8 December 2016                                                
Venue: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

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2017: will the EU survive?

Speakers: Agata Gostynska-Jakubowska, Professor Philippe Marlière, Professor Anand Menon, Bojan Pancevski, Michiel van Hulten.

Date: 1 December 2016                                                          
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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EU and Brexit

Speaker: Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament.

Date: 23 September 2016                                                        
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Britain After Brexit: will something continue to turn up?

Speaker: David Smith, Economics Editor for The Sunday Times.

Date: 20 September 2016                                                      
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE.

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Should We Stay Or Should We Go Now? LSE European Institute "Europe in Question" Annual Lecture 2016

Speaker: Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.

Date: 10 May 2016                                                        
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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