Monday, April 25, 2016

VIDEO-Videoconference Panel Discussion (with U. of Pittsburgh): "The Continent is Cut Off!" British Referendum in the EU

By Raphaela Berding

On Tuesday, April 19, the EU Center co-sponsored the last videoconference for this semester, organized by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

A panel of experts discussed the upcoming British referendum about an exit from of EU which is a highly important issue throughout the European Union right now, given the recent nature of it.

Four panelists contributed to the vivid discussion, which was led by the Director of the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Ronald Linden.  Michelle Egan, Professor at the School of International Service at American University, Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs at Canterbury Christ Church University, and Tim Oliver, Dahrendorf Fellow on Europe-North American Relations and Alan Sked, Professor Emeritus of International History, both from the London School of Economics shared their expertise on the topic. They addressed questions about the UK’s role in the EU, implications of the referendum for the UK, and in the end were asked to make a prediction about the outcome of the referendum.

The EU Center will continue to co-sponsor the Conversation on Europe series in collaboration with the European Studies Center at Pittsburgh next semester. If you missed the last videoconference, you can watch the video below. The EU Center would like to thank everyone for contributing to interesting discussions and hopes to see you in the Fall for more Conversations on Europe!

Watch the video of the virtual conference here, or watch it on Youtube:


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