Wilton Park USA helps present EU referendum debate in Washington

Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University: Former UK Shadow Foreign Secretary; Constanze Stelzenmüller, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe and John Longworth, Former Director General (Image: Brookings/Paul Morigi)


On 6 May, our hub in Washington partnered with the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America in a Changing Europe Initiative for a discussion assessing the implications of the UK’s EU 23 June referendum.  Wilton Park USA’s involvement represents our continued emphasis upon fostering and utilising transatlantic political discussion.

The ‘remain’ side of the referendum debate was represented by former UK Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander and the ‘leave’ side by former Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce John Longworth. Constanze Stelzenmüller from Brookings CUSE moderated the discussions.

The For and Against the UK remaining in the EU debate was followed by discussions on the legal, political and foreign policy factors shaping the referendum debate, and the international economic and financial implications of Britain leaving the EU.


The audio recordings of the event are available to listen to on the Brookings Institute website and the live video stream of the events is also available on Facebook.


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