Ahead of the British referendum, then British Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the negative implications of a Brexit on peace in Europe. After the ‘out’ vote, British politicians have been keen to emphasize that the UK would not turn its back to the world. Nevertheless, Brexit is bound to affect the modalities of European security cooperation. In this context, many questions are still open: What impact will the withdrawal from the EU of a Security Council member, nuclear power, and leading international donor have on the EU’s role as a security actor? How could security cooperation between the EU and the UK be structured post-Brexit? What will be the impact on EU-NATO cooperation? The speakers will address these and related questions from different perspectives while differentiating between desirable and likely scenarios.
Henrik Enderlein, Director of the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin; Associate Dean and Professor of Political Economy, Hertie School of Governance
Sophia Besch, Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform, London
Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Brussels
Amb. Angus Lapsley, Representative of the United Kingdom to the PSC, Brussels
Nicole Koenig, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin