BREXIT BREAKFAST with Dr. Randall Newnham
April 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Dr. Randall Newnham, Professor of Political Science, Penn State Berks
At the end of March, after two years of negotiation and confusion, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. What will happen? Will this deadline be met? Or will the UK and EU postpone it, prolonging the uncertainty? Will there be a ‘No-Deal Exit,’ with potentially disastrous consequences? A so-called ‘Soft Exit,’ leaving Britain still partly tied to the EU? Or could Brexit be cancelled entirely, with a ‘Breturn?’ In any case, the looming deadline is already having a serious impact on Britain and its partners. This talk will explore many questions, although answers may be more difficult to find.
Dr. Newnham received his BA from Penn State University and his MA and PhD from UCLA. He has taught since 1995 at the Berks College of Penn State. He teaches courses in several subfields of Political Science, including International Relations, Comparative Politics, and American Government. His research interests center on the role of economic linkage (sanctions and incentives) in International Relations. He has published 25 refereed articles, in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, German Studies Review, International Politics and International Studies Review. His book “Deutsche Mark Diplomacy” focuses on the role of German economic influence in shaping its ties to Russia and Poland.