Brexit - The Conversation

Published: 1 November 2016

Countdown to Brexit: where next for UK and Europe? Presented by The Conversation and Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow. Friday 18 November.

Date and Time: November 18 2016, 6.30pm -7.45pm
Location: Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tickets: Free 

Ever since the UK stunned the world by voting to leave the EU on June 23, governments in Edinburgh, London and across Europe have been vying to defend their interests. With the long game of departure negotiations underway, the backdrop is severe economic uncertainty and debates around migration which have fuelled populist movements across the continent and beyond. Join our panel of leading academic experts in the first of a major new series of public events as they answer questions and discuss the threats and opportunities which lie ahead.

You can register for the event via the Eventbrite registration portal.


Professor Anton Muscatelli (economics and higher education)
Anton Muscatelli is Principal of the University of Glasgow. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and European Commission, advises the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy and is chair of the Scottish Government's Standing Council on Europe.

Dr Uta Staiger (European politics/modern history)
Uta Staiger is Executive Director of the European Institute at University College London and one of its founder members. Originally from Germany, she is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Professor Andrea Nolan (sciences/higher education)
Andrea Nolan is the Principal of Edinburgh Napier University and Convenor of Universities Scotland. A qualified veterinary surgeon and leading authority on animal pain, she is a trustee of Medical Research Scotland and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Chair: Dr James Rodgers
James Rodgers is a former Reuters and BBC reporter whose 20-year career included postings in Moscow, Gaza and Brussels. Now leading the MA programme in International Journalism at City, University of London, he is most recently author of Headlines from the Holy Land: Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2015).

This event is open to members of the public. Everyone is welcome to submit questions in advance. For further information contact or


17:30 – Doors open
18:15 – Seats
18:30 – Event Begins

About The Conversation

The Conversation is a global digital magazine that brings the best academic comment and analysis to a mainstream audience. Founded in Australia in 2011, The Conversation UK launched in 2013 with a mission to disseminate British research expertise as widely as possible. It is a not-for-profit organisation backed by a network of 69 UK universities.

About Policy Scotland

Policy Scotland is the University of Glasgow’s public policy research and knowledge exchange hub. By bringing researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders together through briefings, workshops, events and expert commentary, Policy Scotland seeks to ensure that the world-leading research produced at the university influences the wider policy debate – and that policy makers are able to make use of the world-class expertise of those involved in policy research at Glasgow.

First published: 1 November 2016