The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?
Dr. Shellman has lived and traveled in Europe as a soldier, a scholar in modern European history, and as a producer of public programs focusing on international relations as deputy director of UWM's Institute of World Affairs. He has a MA from UW-Madison and a PhD from the University of Iowa. Gary was the Wisconsin Great Decisions coordinator during his time with the UWM Institute of World affairs.
The Great Decisions Series, sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library, returns this February/March. This time-honored program provides citizens with an in-depth look at some of the issues of the day. Join Cedarburger and retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Mr. John Katzka, along with other experts in the political science field as they present lively discussions. The series kicks off on Wed, Feb 22nd and will continue through Thurs, March 30th. 6 programs total on a combination of Wed and Thurs evenings. See the CPL online events calendar for details. No registration required. Learn more about the program series here.