Join a panel of experts for an impartial, non-partisan analysis of the legal, political and economic issues surrounding the debate on whether to remain in the EU or exit. Members of the public are invited to attend and ask questions to the experts.
Our distinguished panel of speakers include:
- Dr Angus Armstrong: Director of Macroeconomics, National Institute for Economic and Social Research and senior fellow of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will cover the economics of Brexit
- Professor Catherine Barnard: Professor of European Union Law, University of Cambridge will consider immigration and EU freedom of movement
- Dr Charlotte O’Brien: Senior Lecturer, University of York will explore the spectrum of legal alternatives
- Dr Simon Usherwood: Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Surrey and senior fellow of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will examine social media and how Britain is viewed from abroad
- Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou: Lecturer in Politics, University of York and Commissioning Fund Awardee of ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ will examine democracy, public opinion and campaigns.
BBC Political Editor in Yorkshire, Len Tingle, will chair the debate.
Organised by the University of York in collaboration with the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.
The debate is just one of many events taking place at the University linked to the referendum. On Thursday June 16 , former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson, Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Financial Times journalist Tony Barber will discuss the issues at a dedicated Festival Focus Day at The York Festival of Ideas.