Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
IES Senior Fellow Matt Beech, offers an analysis of Brexit in the post-March 29 environment. Beech evaluates the UK's current position and posits an interpretation of the decentering effects the phenomenon of Brexit has had, and will likely continue to have, upon the ideas, culture, and politics of Britain.
Building Bridges or a Bridge Too Far? The "Macedonia" Name Agreement and the Past, Present and Future of Greek Interstate Relations
Lecture | April 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
The "Macedonia" name issue has been a constant point of contention between Greece and the newly re-named Republic of North Macedonia since the breakup of Yugoslavia. With the origins of the dispute stretching back to the Second World War, the "Prespa Agreement", signed between the two Balkan neighbors in June 2018 (in effect since February 2019) is hoped to be a new beginning in interstate... More >
Lecture | May 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
John O'Brennan, Maynooth University, Ireland
The vote by the electorate of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in 2016 came after a campaign in which the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland hardly figured. Within months, however, the 'Irish border problem' was center stage. The deterioration in UK-Irish relations in the almost three years since the referendum has been accelerated and profound. It points to a troubling... More >