Brexit and the Domino Effect: What to Expect In the Year Ahead
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
International Terrace
   
   

Moderator
Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, Economist Group; Co-Founder, Social Progress Index

Speakers
Mark Blyth, Eastman Professor of Political Economy, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Nicholas Candy, Real Estate Entrepreneur; CEO, Candy Capital
Jim Mellon, Entrepreneur and Investor; Chairman, Burnbrae
Howard Shore, Executive Chairman, Shore Capital Group
Janet Thomas, Founder and CEO, TouchFX; President, Women in Banking and Finance

Voters in Britain and the U.S. endorsed changes last year that promise to drastically alter life at home and the way their governments interact with the rest of the world. In this session, panelists will discuss the ramifications for each country and the world. Questions to be addressed:

  • How will new approaches to critical issues such as trade and immigration affect the everyday lives of citizens in the UK and the U.S.?
  • Will the inward-looking implications of Brexit slow progress toward the U.N.-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals, which include improving global health and education opportunities and promoting gender equality?