Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom after Brexit

16. 3. 2018 Author: Oldřich Bureš On March 12, 2018, Center for Security Studies, Metropolitan University Prague and Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University jointly organized a public seminar "Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom after Brexit". Introductory remarks were delivered by Nick Archer, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic. The keynote lecture, titled "Why the UK Voted to Leave the EU" was delivered by Professor Nathaniel Copsey from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Aston University.

This was followed by a more forward looking panel discussion titled "Brexit Implications for Relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom". For speakers presented their views on several key topics in this panel. Mitchell Belfer (Metropolitan University Prague) focused on implications of Brexit for security cooperation in Europe and beyond. Monika Brusenbauch Meislová (Palacky University in Olomouc) and Nathaniel Copsey (Foreign Commonwealth Office and Aston University) commented on the Czech and British Perspective of Brexit‘s implications for relations between the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom, respectively. Ed Turner (Aston Centre for Europe) offered and overview of the domestic British politics of Brexit, including options and scenarios of future developments.

The seminar has attracted a diverse audience of more than eighty students, academics and practitioners. The panel discussion was followed by a lively and engaging questions/answers session. After the seminar, the debates continued informally at the drinks and bites reception.