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Brexit is arguably the most significant geopolitical challenge that Western Europe has had to face since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Added to this, the rise of populism calls into question the future of the European Union itself. In order to fully understand the origin and impact of these challenges it is necessary to put them into some historical context.
The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) Annual Dónal Nevin Lecture took place on 12th December, 2018 in Queen's University Belfast. Professor Kevin O'Rourke, University of Oxford considered the issues presented by Brexit by asking the questions ‘How did we get here and what might the future hold?’. Dr Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast provided a formal response to the lecture by Professor O'Rourke. Dr Hayward contextualised and commented on the arguments made in relation to Northern Ireland and allow the audience to engage with how Brexit and more generally the anti-globalisation backlash has played out in Northern Ireland. Here you will find the full video of the lecture.
Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast) did a live blog for the NERI on the evening of the lecture, which he posted on the website Slugger O'Toole on 13th December, 2018. His blog can be found here