Global Business, Law, and Policy Speaker Series | Brexit Uncovered
Friday, October 28th 9am-12:30pm | Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Lunch Reception | 12:30-1:00pm
This summer’s surprise Brexit vote has caused much confusion and concern in Europe and abroad. What does this vote mean for the European Union? How will this impact businesses that deal with the EU? Come to the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall on Friday, October 28th, and engage in a day of Brexit panels put on by the Center for West European Studies and EU Center, the UW Foster School of Business, and the UW School of Law. Faculty members from each school will address separate panels covering historical context, the economics of Brexit, and the legal implications.
Registration begins at 8:30am, and the first session will kick off with the Law Offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels and London contextualizing the legal ramifications. From 10:00am-11:00am explore the historical and political setting for Brexit with Dan Chirot of the Jackson School and Phil Shekleton of the Foster School. Delve into the economic implications of Brexit as Debra Glassman of the Foster School leads a panel on the economic, financial, and commercial consequences of this historic vote from 11:00am – 12:00pm. Lastly, from 12:00pm-12:30pm, checkout the legal issues panel, headed by Walter Walsh of the UW Law School, as he explains doing business & transnational implications of Brexit. The session will conclude with lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm.