What does Brexit mean for European Security and Transatlantic Relations?

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Rome Auditorium

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Johns Hopkins Hopkins-SAIS

Washington, DC 20036

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Book launch and panel discussion, featuring a keynote address by the Irish Ambassador to the United States

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Keynote Speech: Brexit, The Good Friday Agreement and Northern Ireland Peace Process

H.E. Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to the USA

Panel Discussion: Future UK Relations with the US, NATO and European Partners

Dr. Alice Pannier, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Dr. John R. Deni, Research Professor, US Army War College

Erik Brattberg, Director of the Europe Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Introduction and Moderation

Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Dr. Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS

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Three years after the Brexit referendum, the analysis of its implications on the future of European peace, power relations in the transatlantic space and UK positioning towards the EU and the US, it is both academically challenging and, from a policy perspective, a timely endeavor. This discussion will focus on three major thematic axes. First, why Brexit presents a security challenge to Ireland and the EU as it undermines the basis of the Northern Ireland peace process and Good Friday Agreement, creating the possibility that there will again be a closed border on the island of Ireland. Second, future UK relations with the US, NATO and European partners are evaluated more in-depth. While a ‘special relationship’ between the EU and the UK in the form of a special FPA seems less likely, there may be some possibilities to negotiate a special dialogue framework after Brexit. This however will largely depend on the EU27’s political preferences. Third, the speakers will conclude by assessing future challenges and sources of instability in the European and transatlantic security order, associated with the Brexit process. 

Light refreshments will be available

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1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Johns Hopkins Hopkins-SAIS

Washington, DC 20036

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