A Situation Briefing teleconference on the June 23 "Brexit" referendum, where UK voters decide on whether or not to leave the European Union.
Polls are neck and neck ahead of the vote on whether the United Kingdom will "Brexit" the EU. Passions are high on both sides, and have even led to violence as a man murdered Member of Parliament Jo Cox, a Labour Party politician and "stay" supporter. The man reportedly yelled "Britain first" during the attack, then later in a Westminster court said his name is "death to traitors, freedom for Britain."
Does the Brexit vote mark the end of European unity? What will happen if the United Kingdom votes to leave? How will it impact the British economy and the European economy?
Dr. Damian Chalmers, Professor of European Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Damian Chalmers is a professor of European Union Law in the London School of Economics and Political Science's Law Department and European Institute. Read more.
Dr. Michael J. Geary, Global Fellow, Global Europe Program, Wilson Center & Assistant Professor of Contemporary Europe and the European Union, Maastricht University
Michael J. Geary is a non-residential Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe program and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Europe and the European Union at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Read more.
Professor Justin Hughes, William H. Hannon Professor of Law, Loyola Marymount University
Justin Hughes teaches international trade and intellectual property law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He was the chief U.S. negotiator for two recent multilateral treaties. Read more.