Discussion- Global Risk and Impact: The Future of Politics across the EU and America

Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that “Brexit means Brexit” and that the UK will make a success of it. How is the UK approaching this unprecedented situation? What happens next? And, in the longer term, what does Brexit mean for the UK’s relationship with South Africa, and for the UK’s place on the international stage? Meanwhile over the Atlantic, the US faces one of the most divisive and fractious elections in recent history. What impact will the outcome of the US elections have on US foreign policy and how could this impact on South Africa?

Speakers:

  1. H.E. Dame Judith Macgregor- British High Commissioner to South Africa
  2.  Brooks Spector- former American diplomat and associate editor of The Daily Maverick
  3. William Gumede- Associate Professor, School of Governance Wits and Executive Chairperson of Democracy Works Foundation

Date: Thursday, 8 September

Time: 18:00-19:30

Venue:  Gordon Institute of Business Science, Classroom 1, 26 Melville Road, Illovo, Johannesburg

Programme:

18:00 – Forum starts – Classroom 1

18:00-18:05
Introduction with Prof. Nicola Kleyn

18:05-18:20
Keynote address by High Commissioner

18:20-18:30
Prof. Nicola Kleyn and High Commissioner in conversation

18:30-18:40
Discussion with Brooks Spector on the US elections

18:40-18:50
Discussion with Prof. William Gumede on trade
relations between South Africa, the UK and America

18:50-19:05
Prof. Nicola Kleyn in conversation with the panel

19:05-19:30
Audience participation

19:30 – Cocktails – Foyer

Enquiries: Katie Kilpatrick- kilpatrickk@gibs.co.za

Contact: 082 922 5003

Democracy Works Foundation's Chief Editor can be one of our communication team members, a director or a Reference Group member.

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