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Why did we Brexit?

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Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

Why did we Brexit?

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.

The first of these events includes Dr Michaela Benson, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, on The White Middle Classes and Brexit: class, colonialism and Europe, followed by a round table discussion on the reasons of Brexit. The panel for the round table discussion includes Prof Ilaria Favretto (Professor of Contemporary European History, Kingston University), Dr Atsuko Ichijo (Associate Professor, in Politics, Kingston University), Prof Nick Mai (Professor of Sociology and Migration Studies, Kingston University), Dr Ronald Ranta, (Senior Lecturer in Politics, Kingston University), Dr Egle Rindzeviciute (Lecturer in Sociology, Kingston University) and Prof Engelbert Stockhammer (Professor of Political Economy, Kingston University).

This is a free event open to all academics, students and the public and will finish with a wine reception.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Helen Robinson


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