1 October 2018

German and British perspectives on the political economy of Brexit

Location Hertie School of Governance
Beginning 12:00  Ending 14:30

Joint event of the Dahrendorf Forum and the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin – Centre for European Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance

Where do we stand six months ahead of the British withdrawal from the EU? How do perspectives in Berlin and London differ? And what implications do we expect for three areas that have sparked controversy in the negotiations: economic governance, the financial sector and free movement? This seminar will bring together a selected expert group of academics, practitioners and think tankers from Germany and the UK to discuss key facets of Brexit. The thematic sessions will be kick-started by short input statements by distinguished German and British experts. The discussion will be held under Chatham House rule.


12:00-12:10: Welcome and introduction
• Prof. Henrik Enderlein, President of the Hertie School of Governance and Director of the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin – Centre for European Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance

12:10-12:55: Berlin-London: Setting the Scene
• Prof. Kevin Featherstone, Professor of European Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (Chair): Perspective from London and changing UK public sentiment towards the EU
• Axel Dittmann, Director for EU Institutional Affairs, Brexit and EU Coordination at the German Federal Foreign Office: Perspective from Berlin (tbc)
• Q&A (25 min)

12:55-14:20: The implications of Brexit: Three critical cases1
• Prof. Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute at the LSE and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum: How Brexit will change EU economic governance
• Dr. Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the LSE: The impact on EU financial markets of the City of London no longer being within the EU
• Prof. Mark Dawson, Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School: The impact of Brexit on free movement
• Q&A (in total 64 min)

14:20-14:30: Concluding remarks and Outlook

Please note that the event is by invitation only.