Brexit Before and Beyond

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Friday, December 2, 2016  6:15pm Jerome Greene Annex & Heyman Center Second Floor Common Room
    Event Videos
    Panel 1: Brexit and Higher Education
    Yascha Mounk “Democratic Deconsolidation in Europe: The Threat to Liberal Democracy”
    Brexit Before and Beyond
    Brexit Panel 3

​On June 23, 2016 a slim majority of the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by national referendum. The reasons that led to this historic vote, ending forty-three years of UK membership in the EU, are still being widely debated, as are the potential ramifications. This two-day event brings together journalists and scholars from European and American universities to uncover both the underlying issues that precipitated the UK's decision to separate from the EU as well as the ongoing fallout from the "Brexit" vote, especially for those of us working in global universities. 


Date: December 1

Location: Jerome Greene Annex

6:15-8:15:  John Lanchester in conversation
Introduction by Susan Pedersen
Discussant: Adam Tooze
Moderator: Sam Wetherell


Date: December 2

Location: Heyman Center Common Room

9:00-9:45: Coffee

9:45-10:00: Welcome Remarks
Victoria Rosner

10:00-12:00: Panel 1: Brexit and Higher Education

Jane Ohlmeyer (Trinity College Dublin), “What does Brexit mean for Ireland?”

Gina Del Tito (British Council), “British Council, civil society and what happens next”

Rick Rylance (University of London), “‘In-out; in-out; shake it all about: UK research after Brexit”

Respondent: John Lanchester

2:00-3:45: Panel 2: Mission Impossible? Europe after Brexit

Christian Lequesne (CERI-Sciences Po), “EU Member States’ facing Brexit: comparative interests and strategies”

Yascha Mounk (Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University, and a Carnegie Fellow at New America), “Democratic Deconsolidation in Europe: The Threat to Liberal Democracy”

Turkuler Isiksel (Columbia University), “Waking from the European Dream”

Moderator: Mark Mazower

3:45-4:00:  Break

4:00-5:15: Panel 3: Post-Brexit International Relations

Heidi Tworek (Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund, Washington DC, 2016-17, and Assistant Professor in International History at the University of British Columbia), “Brexit and the English-speaking World”

Stefan Froehlich (Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy and a Professor for International Politics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), “Strategic Implications of the Brexit”

Moderator: Nadia Urbinati


  • Moderator

    Mark Mazower

    Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies

    Department of History
    Columbia University

  • Discussant

    Adam Tooze

    Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History

    Columbia University

  • Introduction by

    Susan Pedersen

    Gouverneur Morris Professor of British History

    Columbia University

  • Participant

    Jane Ohlmeyer

    Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Moderator

    Sam Wetherell

    Lecturer in Discipline in British History

    Columbia University

  • Keynote

    John Lanchester

    Journalist and Novelist

  • Welcome Remarks

    Victoria Rosner

    Dean of Academic Affairs, School of General Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Columbia University

  • Participant

    Gina Del Tito

    Program Coodinator

    British Council

  • Participant

    Rick Rylance

    Chief Executive

    Arts & Humanities Research Council

  • Participant

    Christian Lequesne

    Full Professor

    CERI- Sciences Po

  • Participant

    Yascha Mounk

    Lecturer on Political Theory

    Harvard University

  • Participant

    Heidi J. S. Tworek

    Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Department

    Harvard University

  • Participant

    Stefan Fröhlich

    Senior Fellow; Professor for International Politics

    Transatlantic Academy; University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

  • Participant

    Turkuler Isiksel

    James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum

    Columbia University

  • Moderator

    Nadia Urbinati

    Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies

    Columbia University


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