Brexit: What Happens if the UK leaves the European Union?

UK and EU maps as jigsaw pieces
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:00pm
The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco

Cost: $20 nonmembers, free for members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Please note — 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program

The outcome of the June 23 "Brexit" referendum will decide whether the United Kingdom leaves or stays in the European Union. What would the implications be of their exit for the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States, and the world?

Join our expert panel to examine the economic, political and social attitudes of UK voters toward the European Union. What are the possible consequences of a victorious "Remain" or "Leave" vote on the British government, economy, immigration policy, as well as the referendum’s likely effects on the EU and international community?

Moderator: Richard Waters (West Coast Editor, Financial Times) 


  • Barry Eichengreen: George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at UC Berkeley
  • Doug Rivers: President and CEO, YouGov PLC, a polling firm; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Anglo-American Studies Program at the Institute of Governmental Studies
Center for British Studies
Institute of European Studies
British Benevolent Society
British-American Business Council

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