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The Sussman Lecture Series

Our Future with Britain:
How the U.K.'s leave from the EU affects us all

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7 p.m.
Sussman Theater, Olmsted Center, Drake University

In June 2016, a small majority of referendum voters tipped the scale toward "leave," inciting the U.K. to begin steps to remove itself from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 -- the official two-year process required by the Treaty of Lisbon for any country wishing to leave the EU -- on March 30, making people all over the world wonder what's to come.

When exactly will the U.K. leave the EU, and under what terms? How will Brexit affect trade between the U.K. and remaining EU countries, and how will it affect Britain's relationship with America?

To answer these questions, The Harkin Institute welcomes Stephen Bridges, British Consul General, to discuss how the U.K.'s relations with both the EU and the U.S. will change post-Brexit. Reserve tickets here.

 About the Sussman Lecture Series
The Sussman Lecture Series is dedicated to the study of issues that define our public life and to engaging students and citizens in constructive dialogue regarding these issues. Founded on the premise that good public policy is best achieved when policymakers have access to high quality information, political processes are open and well-understood, and citizens are informed and active participants, the Harkin Institute seeks to create opportunities for thoughtful policy discourse in a nonpartisan environment.

Twice a year, the Sussman Lecture Series brought to you by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement hosts a notable public policy figure to discuss topical current events with a small audience. Tickets are required and seating is limited to provide an intimate experience for attendees

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