This public lecture will address the multiple facets of the search for a ‘new normal’ in Brexit’s wake and what the current situation means for Britain and the EU.
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Burdett
Dr. Chris Burdett is currently assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in European government and politics, politics of the European Union, and political theory. His teaching and research interests include post-Cold War security cooperation in Europe, particularly security and defense cooperation in the European Union, as well as themes related to education, identity construction, and international politics.
Dr. Burdett received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, with concentrations in International Relations and Political Theory. He holds an M.A. in European Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary. He has also completed programs at the SAIS-Bologna Center and the Free University of Brussels. Prior to arriving at VCU, Dr. Burdett held research positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and The Carter Center, and twice served on the staff of Pat Cox, Member and former president of the European Parliament.
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5:45 PM: Program begins
6:30 – 7:00 PM: Q&A