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Applying insights from the UK-Ireland split to Post-Brexit UK-EU relations

King's Building, Strand Campus , London

22 Jan pexels-photo-230794-london2

What lessons might the 1921 separation of the UK and the Irish Free State (later Republic) hold for the UK and EU during and after Brexit?

Breaking up is so hard to do, but it has been done before. From 1921, the United Kingdom and the Irish Free State (later Republic) increasingly went their own ways. Despite this, the two polities have over time been able to reconnect in a ways that have resulted over time in a kind of shared citizenship, which was not at first completely reciprocal. This involves a Common Travel Area and mutual voting rights.

This joint event between the Cambridge-KCL Engelsberg Applied History programme, sponsored by the Axel and Margaret Ax:sson Johnson Foundation, a panel of experts will look at what lessons that experience might hold for the UK and EU during and after Brexit. Panellists will include Dr. Bill Kissane (LSE) and Prof. Mary Daly (UCD).

Welcome: Dr Maeve Ryan.

Chair of Panel. Prof. Brendan Simms


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