Brexit Vote: AU Experts Available to Comment

WHO: American University experts

WHAT: Discussion and analysis of issues related to Brexit, its impact on U.S. foreign policy, political reaction in the U.S., and more.

WHEN: Jan. 15, 2019 – ongoing

WHERE: In-studio, on campus, via email or via telephone

Laura Beers, associate professor of history, researches modern Britain and the ways in which politics simultaneously influences and is shaped by cultural and social life, and the role of the mass media.  Beers has provided commentary about Brexit to numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post and The Atlantic.

Michelle Egan, professor in the School of International Service, is the author of the award-winning book Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States as well as other books and articles covering European integration, ASEAN, transatlantic relations, and trade politics. Egan is the past Chair of the European Union Studies Association, the largest EU studies association that brings together academics and policymakers. She is available to comment on issues that include European foreign policy, EU affairs, British politics, Brexit, trade, and transatlantic relations

Garret Martin, a professorial lecturer in the School of International Service, can comment on a wide range of topics related to the European Union, U.S. and European foreign policy, European national politics, and NATO. He is an editor-at-large at the Washington, D.C.-based European Institute and a board member at European Affairs. He has written widely on transatlantic relations, both in the field of history and contemporary affairs.


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