These are the questions Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury Anneliese Dodds MP will tackle in her keynote speech at the launch of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for EU studies at Aston University on Thursday 12 October.
The recently elected MP for Oxford East, also Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Aston University, will consider how the 2008 financial crisis highlighted how interconnected the British economy is with other economies across the world.
Anneliese will also explore how both the Brexit negotiations and current economic developments – such as the high rate of consumer debt – are now challenging British financial stability.
The speech will precede a roundtable discussion titled ‘Between integration and chaos? Rethinking the future of the European Union’ involving leading academics and a senior figure from the European Central Bank.
Aston Centre for Europe (ACE), based at Aston University, is one of a small number of institutions to be awarded Jean Monnet status. These centres are described as focal points of competence and knowledge on EU subjects, bringing together high-level experts to create links between disciplines and resources in European studies and to form links with academic institutions in other counties.
The Centres play a key role in engaging students with current issues in the European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society, and the general public at large.
Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico, event organiser and Senior Lecturer at Aston University, said: “ACE has, since its launch, focused on offering relevant research into a wide range of European questions, forging strong collaboration between scholars, policy-makers and the wider community. We are honoured to have been designated a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence by the European Commission – in this part of our work, we will focus on the topic of European integration and disintegration. The centre will host cutting-edge research but will also be a forum for debate between academics, students, policy-makers and wider civil society in a wide range of policy areas.”
For a full programme for the evening, see below:
Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico (Senior Lecturer, Aston University)
Keynote speech by Dr Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury – ‘Financial and economic governance post-Brexit: achieving stability and social justice in challenging times’
Introduction by Dr Andrew Glencross (Senior Lecturer, Aston University)
Roundtable – ‘Between integration and chaos? Rethinking the future of the European Union’
Dr Tim Haughton, Reader in European Politics, University of Birmingham
Professor Dora Kostakopoulou, Professor of EU Law, European Integration and Public Policy, University of Warwick
Dr Johannes Lindner, Head of Division, EU Institutions and Fora Division, European Central Bank
Professor Mike Smith, Professor in European Politics, University of Warwick
Dr Anneliese Dodds, MP, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Chair: Dr Helena Farrand Carrapico
Wine reception and photo exhibition – ‘Borders, Europe, Crisis: a visual journey through migrant routes in Greece and Serbia’
Presented by Dr Amanda Russell Beattie, Dr Gemma Bird, Dr Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik and Dr Patrycja Rozbicka
Notes to the editor
About Aston Centre for Europe
About Aston University
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