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How Brexit And The Politics Of Resentment Can Renew Democracies

Recorded on November 6, 2019, this World Affairs Council of San Antonio event features the Right Honorable Henry McLeish, former First Minister of Scotland, speaking on the politics and personalities of Brexit. Focusing on the current political actions involving the United Kingdom and the European Union, McLeish addresses why Brexit has not happened yet, and discusses possibilities around a new Brexit deal.
This political crisis has been prolonged for months, the UK government has been unable to agree on an approach to the country’s biggest peacetime decision in decades, while the deadline for leaving the EU is approaching quickly. Additionally, the impact of Brexit on the European Union will result in social and economic changes to the Union, but also longer term political and institutional shifts.

McLeish is joined in the discussion by Dr. Katsuo Nishikawa, Trinity University's Director of the Center for International Engagement. This lecture was recorded live at Blue Skies of Texas.

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, citizen’s educational forum that meets monthly to discuss important foreign policy issues. The mission of the World Affairs Council is to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting a Distinguished Speaker lecture series, holding receptions, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs to area high schools and universities, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals. Meet ambassadors, authors, government officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs from around the world, and mingle with other global citizens like you, who are part of San Antonio’s growing international community.