Ringvorlesung: The Future of the UK: Between Internal and External Divisions

Ringvorlesung: The Future of the UK: Between Internal and External Divisions

Großbritannien-Zentrum der Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin / Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mohrenstraße 60, 10117 Berlin
Vom - Bis
23.05.2016 - 13.07.2016
Corinna Radke

2016 is an exciting year for the UK with profound implications for the future of the British Isles. On 23 June, the UK will vote on its membership in the European Union, and on 8 May regional elections in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will take place. The outcome of both elections may potentially manifest the internal and external division of the (once) United Kingdom. In the light of current events, the Centre for British Studies has invited prestigious speakers from academia and politics to provide their perspectives, particularly with regard to the Brexit referendum and the calls for Scottish independence.
All lectures take place at the Centre for British Studies, Mohrenstr. 60, Room 105.
For further information please visit www.gbz.hu-berlin.de/events.


The Future of the UK: Between Internal and External Divisions

Monday, 23 May
17.00 hours s.t.
Is Britain Going to Leave the EU? The Referendum Campaign and the Crisis of British Democracy
Speaker: Prof Pauline Schnapper, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle
Respondent: Dr Marius Guderjan, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Thursday, 2 June
17.00 hours s.t.
Brexit, could it happen? An overview
Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Ben Bradshaw, Member of the House of Commons
Respondent: Prof Paul Carmichael, University of Ulster

Wednesday, 15 June
17.00 hours s.t.
The future of Scotland in the UK: does the remarkable popularity of the SNP make independence inevitable?
Speaker: Prof Paul Cairney, University of Stirling

Wednesday, 29 June
18.00 hours s.t.
Scotland, the United Kingdom and the EU: Ever Looser Unions?
Speaker: Dr Neil McGarvey, University of Strathclyde
Respondent: Prof Sandra Schwindenhammer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Wednesday, 13 July
17.00 hours s.t.
Devolution in the UK: moving towards a dissolved or strengthened union?
Speaker: Dr Arjan Schakel, University of Maastricht
Respondent: Dr Stephan Bröchler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Funded by Future Concept resources of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin through the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government and its Federal States.

Organised with the support of Stiftung Luftbrückendank.


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