Political experts to discuss Covid-19 and the Brexit agenda

Sam Wood
Brussels by Matt May }

Kent's political experts will be answering questions and giving opinions on the issue of Brexit and why it matters amid Covid-19.

The University of Kent will launch its Thinking Beyond Borders series of webinars with ‘Whatever Happened to Brexit? Europe After Covid-19’ on Thursday 7 May at 2pm UK time.

This webinar, which has been organised by its Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), is free to view via Zoom and will include an audience Q&A.

The event will be hosted by Professor Jeremy Carrette, Kent’s Dean for Europe and Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and will feature panellists Professor Richard Whitman, Professor of Politics and International Relations, and Dr Tom Casier, Reader in International Relations at BSIS.

Discussion topics include: the impact of Covid-19 on the Brexit agenda; how it affects policies in both the EU and the UK and the challenges that this poses for the future; whether the pandemic threatens the already tight negotiation schedule between the EU and UK; how it may change the position of both UK parties; and how it impacts the credibility of the EU, in times when solidarity is questioned.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Other webinars in this BSIS-organised series include:

Pandemic and Politics: Covid-19, Global Crisis and the Challenge to Humanity’, featuring Professor Adrian Pabst, Head of Kent’s School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, Academic Director at BSIS, and Dr Albena Azmanova, Reader at BSIS (date tbc).

Literature, Life and Lockdown: How the Humanities can help the Species Survive‘, featuring Professor Ben Hutchinson, Professor of European Literature and Academic Director of Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture, Dr Frances Guerin, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Graduate Studies of Paris programmes at Kent’s School of Arts, and Dr Graeme Forbes from Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages (date tbc).