Which scenarios are conceivable and are the most obvious? What are the political, cultural and economic consequences? What are we going to miss from those Brits, and what do we celebrate if they nevertheless remain?

  • A mass exodus from companies from London to the Netherlands or a noose for the port of Rotterdam and a stagnation of the entire European economy? Or both? Professor of Economics at Oxford University Rick van der Ploeg takes us into the economic consequences of a (hard or soft) Brexit.
  • How (ir) rational is the Brexit? Expert in intercultural and international communication and diplomacy Etienne Augé about the propaganda mechanisms behind Brexit. Augé is also attached to Clingendael as a trainer. What do diplomats need to come to the best deal?
  • Who is Theresa May? Joana Vassilopoulou about female leadership, the glass cliff and the true face of May. What kind of manager should a prime minister with a mission impossible be? Vassilopoulou takes a closer look at May’s leadership.

An evening with professor Rick van der Ploeg (Oxford University), Dr. Joana Vassilopoulou (Brunel University London), Dr. Etienne F. Augé (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Brexit refugees Harry Ross and Helen Scarlett- O’Neill and of course a lot of cupcakes, tea with milk, English beer and Marmite.

The discussion is in the hands of Geert Maarse. The language of instruction is (mostly) English.

Date: 21st of March 2019

Time: 20.00 – 22.30

Language: (mostly) English

Tickets: 5 euro (for students)