Annual conference

GCfE 9th Annual Conference

Dissident Voices: Europe Past, Present and Future

Wednesday/Thursday, 25-26 March 2015, University of Birmingham

Conference programme

Looking back over 2014, it can be said that it was a remarkable year for the United Kingdom. With Scotland’s referendum on independence and as the centenary of World War One, it was a year in which the British public contemplated huge future change, while remembering the events of many decades ago. In Europe, tensions and transitions in Ukraine dominated the headlines and elections to the European Parliament took centre stage. 

Even before the terrible événements in Paris on 7th January, 2015 promised to be a tumultuous year, politically, both from a UK and European perspective.  The month of May will see the UK’s next general election, which may not only change the political landscape of the British Isles, but have repercussions for Europe given the promise of an in-out referendum on Europe if the Conservative Party win by a majority.

Join us in Europe’s Year of Development as we welcome discussion on the past, the present, and what the future may hold.

Keynote speaker: Professor Jolyon Howorth (Yale University)

"Wake Up Europe: The Dawning of a New Global Order"

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