Brexit: No hiding place for the UK Government

December 8, 2020 :: Dr. Simon Sweeney PhD, SFHEA, CMBE
Moderated by SACPA administrator

What does Brexit really mean? The UK government’s ‘global Britain’ aspiration, and future UK-EU relations, both political and commercial, is considered. What can Britain expect from a Biden Presidency? Is there scope for a UK/USA or UK/USMCA trade agreement? What is the security/defense implications for Britain, for the EU, and for NATO?

Prime Minister Johnson promised to Get Brexit Done. In fact, we may expect endless negotiation, arbitration and long-running dispute settlement procedures.

Speaker: Dr. Simon Sweeney PhD, SFHEA, CMBE

Simon Sweeney is a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy and Business at the University of York Management School in the UK. He is the author of Europe the State and Globalisation (Routledge, 2016). His PhD was on EU Security and Defense Policy (University of Leeds, 2015). Between 2006 and 2013 he served as a UK Bologna Expert, sponsored by the European Commission. His research interests are European integration and EU security and defense policy.

He has published in books and journals on European integration, EU security and defense, and on various aspects of pedagogy. He began his career in English Language Teaching and speaks several languages. He has worked at Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University and at York St John University.
In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher Education Academy.

Date and time: Tuesday December 8, 2020 at 10 am MST

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