Invitation Only Research Event
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE
Michelle Shevin-Coetzee, Fulbright Schuman Fellow; Visiting Research Associate, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Defence was seen as a so-called 'win-win' at the start of the Brexit negotiations. The argument went that the United Kingdom and continental Europe would sustain defence cooperation because both the primary forums for that cooperation, through NATO and at the bilateral level, and the security environment would remain unchanged by the UK’s membership with the EU. Nearly three years since the referendum, however, defence, like other areas of the negotiations, is proving less straightforward than initially believed.
In this session, the speaker will share some of her initial findings from research into the impact of Brexit on European defence policy. The findings are derived from nearly 80 interviews conducted with academics, government officials and embassy and think tank staff.
This event is organized by the Europe Programme at Chatham House with the support of a Fulbright Schuman grant awarded to Michelle Shevin-Coetzee.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.