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In times of increased migration, cyberwarfare, concerns over radicalisation, and continuing threats from terrorist groups, security issues are at the forefront of the EU referendum debate.

The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham hosted an event on 02 June 2016 to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23 June could impact on UK and international security.

This roundtable brought together politicians, officials, and academics to explore how far the UK would be more secure inside the EU than outside of it.

Aimed at a broad audience of students and engaged citizens who want to make an informed decision on the referendum, roundtable participants shared their views on the security advantages and disadvantages of UK membership of the EU, and answered questions from the audience.

Chair: Professor Nicholas J Wheeler (Director, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security)


  • Professor Martin Trybus (Professor of European Law and Policy, Birmingham Law School)
  • James Carver MEP (UKIP)
  • Professor Richard Whitman (Senior Research Fellow, The UK in a Changing Europe)
  • Brendan Chilton (General Secretary, Labour Leave Campaign)
  • Professor David H Dunn (Head, Department of Political Science and International Studies)

Conclusion: Professor Stefan Wolff (Professor of International Security, Department of Political Science and International Studies).