3 February 2020

The Future of Anglo-German Relations: Beyond Brexit

Location Old Theatre, London School of Economics and Political Science
Beginning 18:30  Ending 20:00

Once again the Dahrendorf Forum at LSE IDEAS was delighted to join with the LSE’s European Institute and the School of Public Policy to host this panel discussion, which focused on the implications of the Brexit process for the future of Anglo-German relations.

The UK’s relations with Germany are important in a variety of strategic contexts. But what are the likely implications of the Brexit process for the future of the Anglo-German relationship? How far can shared security interests withstand wider instability, if not conflict?  And can the two nations maintain the same levels of foreign policy cooperation?


  • Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow at LSE European Institute
  • Pauline Neville-Jones, Conservative Peer in the House of Lords and member of the Joint Committee for the National Security Strategy
  • Norbert Röttgen (@n_roettgen) is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag.
  • Chair: Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Our approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

The Dahrendorf Forum (@DahrendorfForum) is a joint initiative by the Hertie School of Governance and the London School of Economics and Political Science, funded by Stiftung Mercator. Since its creation in 2010, the Dahrendorf project has grown into a major research and policy engagement network focused on debating Europe’s future.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE’s foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

A podcast of the panel discussion is available here.