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PARTNER EVENT: BREXIT – What, Why and Whereto?

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

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EUROPE WEEK | BREXIT: WHAT, WHY, AND WHERETO?
APRIL 8 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

What were the causes of the Brexit referendum? Why did 52 percent of those voting wish to leave the EU? Is the divide over Brexit a generational divide? What are the consequences of Brexit for the United Kingdom and for the European Union?

Join our Europe Week 2019 keynote lecture featuring Professors Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks.

Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recurring Robert Schuman Fellow at the EUI, Florence. Born and educated in Belgium with a PhD. from the KU Leuven, she was a Fulbright fellow at Cornell University (1989-90) and a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (1991-94). In 1994, she joined the University of Toronto. In 2000, she moved to the University of North Carolina. Between 2004 and 2016, she also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU Amsterdam. Hooghe has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the European University Institute in Florence, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, VU Amsterdam, the Konstanz University, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, and the Free University of Berlin. She is a former chair of the European Politics Society section of the APSA and of the European Union Studies Association. In 2017 she received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA.

Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Prize) for his contributions to political science and he was the recipient of a €2.5 million Advanced European Research Council grant (2010-2015). In 2017 he received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA. He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and served as Director until 2006. Marks has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the VU Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, McMaster University, the University of Twente, and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Professor Marks is a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

This event is part of Europe Week 2019!

Europe Week 2019 is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. This lecture is co-sponsored by the UNC Department of Political Science.

Venue

FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Phone:
(919) 962-2435
Website:
https://global.unc.edu/venue/fedex-global-education-center-nelson-mandela-auditorium/