UK and EU: Ask the Experts – York


The UK in a Changing Europe together with the University of York will hold a debate to examine the pros and cons of staying in Europe. Members are invited to attend and ask questions to the experts.

Our distinguished panel of speakers include:

  • Dr Angus Armstrong: Director of Macroeconomics, National Institute for Economic and Social Research and senior fellow of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will cover the economics of Brexit
  • Dr Charlotte O’Brien: Senior Lecturer, University of York will explore the spectrum of legal alternatives
  • Dr Simon Usherwood: Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Surrey and senior fellow of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will examine social media and how Britain is viewed from abroad
  • Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou: Lecturer in Politics, University of York and Commissioning Fund Awardee of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will examine democracy, public opinion and campaigns.
  • Professor Catherine Barnard: Professor of European Union Law and senior fellow of The UK in a Changing Europe will discuss immigration and EU freedom of movement.

BBC Political Editor in Yorkshire, Len Tingle, will chair the debate. A drinks reception will be held after the event.

The debate is just one of many events taking place at the University linked to the referendum. On Thursday June 16 , former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson, Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Financial Times journalist Tony Barber will discuss the issues at a dedicated Festival Focus Day at The York Festival of Ideas.

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