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Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
The Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID), at the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University is organising a series of public events - Brexit Futures - to bring together academics, journalists, politicians and other social actors, with strategic and specific experience of the social processes and dimensions involved in the UK's recent dramatic decision to leave the EU, to discuss the main reasons for this decision and its implications.
Brexit has inaugurated a period of profound uncertainty and instability. The divisive and conflictive climate that accompanied and followed the EU referendum electoral campaign highlighted the way deep-seated social inequalities produced radically different experiences of the present as well as visions of a desirable future amongst the UK population.
While the form of UK's future relationship with EU is being negotiated, it is important to understand what impact Brexit is likely to have on the political, cultural, economic and social life of the country, its diverse population, its national constituencies and other EU member states. This series of seminars aims to contribute to this understanding and provide an opportunity for different stakeholders in our local, national and other European communities to engage with these issues.
This Brexit event will host Professor Ann White of UCL as our main speaker. Ann is professor of Polish Studies at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Alongside her, we welcome Dr. Chris Moreh, a research fellow at the Centre for Population Change, from the University of Southampton, who is currently working on a project examining EU (non-UK) citizens' attitudes towards UK's changing role in Europe, and Don Flynn, Director of the Migrants Rights Network. The talk will be chaired by Dr Nevena Nancheva from Kingston University, who is currently working alongside Ronald Ranta on a research project entitled EU Migrants in the UK: Challenges and Perceptions of Belonging.
This is a free event open to all academics, students and the general public.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
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Contact: Ronald Ranta
Directions to Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: