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11/07/2017 - 11/07/2017 | Berlin

Visions for a common future post-Brexit: the UK, Germany and Europe

The event will open with a keynote speech by Gisela Stuart (Labour Party/Change Britain) on 'Brexit is not an illness - A positive vision of the post-Brexit times', followed by a discussion with students and alumni of the Hertie School. Introduction and moderation by Rupert Graf Strachwitz (Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft). The event is hosted in cooperation with Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft.

Brexit negotiations are in full swing, and how they will pan out remains unclear. Among the German public, the UK’s decision to leave the EU has been met with various reactions, from incredulity to contempt, to resignation and even relief after many crisis-ridden years. As negotiators in Brussels seem to make little progress, disinterest appears to be the new posture: Brexit is a foregone conclusion and it’s time to move on. But the UK’s future after Brexit will remain closely entwined with that of Germany and Europe. In order to move forward, we must start to consider the future of this relationship now. What can a positive approach entail and how can we begin to put that in motion?

The event will open with a keynote speech by Gisela Stuart “Brexit is not an illness - A positive vision of the post-Brexit times”. The former Labour MP, a major figure in the Vote Leave campaign and Chairwoman of Change Britain, will debate her vision with students and alumni of the Hertie School.

Gisela Stuart is a British Labour party politician who has been a Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2017. She has served as as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, as UK Parliamentary Representative to the European Convention and on the Defence, the Foreign Affairs as well as on the Intelligence and Security committees. During the 2016 EU membership referendum, she became one of the figureheads and Chair of the Vote Leave campaign. She is Chairwoman of Change Britain, a cross party organisation set up “to make sure Brexit actually happens” and lay out a positive vision of a future BREXIT deal.

Introduction and moderation:
Rupert Graf Strachwitz is the Executive Director of the Maecenata Foundation and Director of the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society, which he founded in 1997 after a career as a consultant to civil society. In a volunteer capacity, he has been Vice Chair of Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft, Berlin, since 2013.

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11/07/2017 18:00 - 11/07/2017 19:30

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Hertie School of Governance
Forum, 1st floor
Friedrichstraße 180
10117 Berlin

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Politics, Social studies

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Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




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