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JMCE EU Policy Talk “Common Foreign & Security Policy and NATO after Brexit” by Benjamin Zyla

November 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:Online at CES Zoom room

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is pleased to host an EU Policy Talk, “Common Foreign & Security Policy and NATO after Brexit”, with Dr. Benjamin Zyla, University of Ottawa & Harvard University.

About the event: This talk discusses the implications of Brexit for the two most important security institutions in Europe, the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). How will Brexit affect the inner mechanics of the CFSP and NATO? What role will the UK play with respect to both institutions? What are the EU’s post-Brexit policy options? How will Brexit influence the broader international security environment? Using both predictive and normative arguments, the talk develops scenarios for an event that continues to be a source of much uncertainty in the global community. The talk is based on the speaker’s most recent book, The End of European Security Institutions? (Springer, 2020).

Benjamin Zyla is Visiting Scholar in the Department of Government as well as the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University in Cambridge, M.A., and Associate Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. He will be joining the NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy, as the incoming 2021 MINDS Fellow this coming spring. His books include Sharing the Burden? NATO and its Second-Tier Powers  (University of Toronto Press, 2015), The End of European Security Institutions? (Springer, 2020), and Canada as Statebuilder? Development and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan (forthcoming, with Laura Grant).

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend. Please complete the form here.