Lecture – Exploring Brexit: an unprecedented journey


Exploring Brexit: an unprecedented journey

On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. This historic decision put an end to 34 years of British membership and dealt a heavy blow to the stability of the European Union. The British people started an unprecedented journey, but which path did they take towards the Brexit? And which course will they follow in the future?

On 13 March 2017 Juridische Faculteitsvereniging Grotius and theEuropean Union Student Association – EUSA organize a lecture in which these topics will be discussed by two experts, who will provide a historical/political interpretation placed in a legal framework.

The first lecturer is Felix Klos, a young historian who published a well-received book on Winston Churchill’s vision on European integration and the way his legacy was used in the pro-Brexit campaign. Furthermore, he was also engaged in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and worked during his study for senator Bernie Sanders in Washington, D.C.. He will use a historical perspective to discuss the role that Winston Churchill played in the Brexit debate, the events that resulted in the Brexit and the relation United Kingdom and Europe.

The second lecturer is Armin Cuyvers, assistant-professor of European law at the Europa Instituut of Leiden University and provider of legal advice on different fields of EU law, for instance for the European Commission. He will speak about the Brexit journey that the British currently face and analyse which directions they can take.

Please let us know if you will attend the lecture by pressing ‘go’ in the event. The lecture will start at 19.15. We hope to see you there!

Date and time: 13 March, 19.00h

Location: Kamerling Onnes Building, Leiden University, A144 (Lorentzzaal)