Brexit: 6 Months On

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Brexit: 6 Months On

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Online Event
Clara Martinez Alberola (European Commission), Katy Hayward (Queen's University Belfast), Ed Turner (Aston University)...
Hartmut Mayer (Director, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, Oxford)
European Studies Seminar

The panel will analyze how British-EU relations have developed in the first six months after the implementation of Brexit agreement. What are the domestic consequences for Britain, in particular regarding Northern Ireland and Scotland ? How have trade relations been impacted ? What are the next steps in EU-UK relations and what are the longer-term goals for Britain's conduct with the EU and its individual member states ? Experts from the policy world and academia will also debate where Europe and the UK are heading in a fluid global order and a revised transatlantic partnership.

Clara Martinez Alberola graduated in Law at the University of Valencia, Spain. In 1987, she obtained a Diploma in Community Law by the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and in 1989 the Licence spéciale en droit européen by the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. In 1991, she entered the European Commission in Directorate General III "Internal Market and Industry". During her first years in the European Commission (1991-1996) she was responsible for the application of the EC Treaty rules on free circulation of goods to the regulations of the Member States. Her main duties concerned also the different aspects of the Community legislation applied to industrial products. Subsequently (1997-2000) she was in charge of the coordination of the enlargement issues within DG Internal Market and Industry. In April 2000, she entered the Pharmaceutical Unit of DG Enterprise dealing with the application of the Community legislation on pharmaceutical products, working as responsible for legislative and legal issues. In July 2000, she was appointed as Deputy Head of the Pharmaceuticals Unit. In January 2005, she was appointed as Head of the Pharmaceuticals Unit. In February 2005, she became member of the Cabinet of Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. In January 2012, she became adviser to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. In July 2014, she was appointed as Principal Adviser to DG Justice. On 2 July 2014, she was appointed Deputy Head of the Transition Team of Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission.  On 1 November 2014, she was appointed Deputy Head of Cabinet of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. On 1 March 2018, she was appointed Head of Cabinet of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. On 1 December 2019, she was appointed Principal Adviser to the Secretariat-General. On 1 January 2020, she was appointed Deputy Head of the Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom. In March 2021, she was appointed Principle Adviser for Relations with the United Kingdom. She is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish (mother tongue) and also speaks some Portuguese.

Katy Hayward is Professor of Political Sociology in Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow in the UK in a Changing Europe think-tank, where she leads a large project on ‘The future and status of Northern Ireland after Brexit’. She is also a co-investigator on an ESRC project on the post-Brexit governance of Northern Ireland which includes opinion polling  in NI. In collaboration with the Irish Central Border Area Network, she is also producing regular ‘temperature gauge’ of the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. In 2019, she was appointed by the UK government to the technical expert panel of its Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group on Brexit and she has presented written and oral evidence before several parliamentary committees and policy groups in the UK, Ireland, EU, and USA.

Ed Turner is Reader in Politics at Aston University and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe.  He has published extensively on German politics, is acting chair of the International Association for the Study of German Politics, and also undertook a secondment as part of the ESRC / AHRC's knowledge exchange fellowship scheme to the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

This event will be chaired by Hartmut Mayer, Director, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford.

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