Post Tagged with: "Brexit"

NICOLA STURGEON: TWITTER First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon said that Scottish concerns are often disregarded in the parliament of the United Kingdom.

Scottish First Minister Calls for Referendum on Independence

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called for a second referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom at an event hosted by the School of Foreign Service on Monday. Sturgeon renewed calls for Scottish independence because of rifts between the Scottish and British Parliaments exacerbated by differing views on Brexit.[Read More…]

by February 6, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
LEVY: Dispel Myth of Painless Brexit

LEVY: Dispel Myth of Painless Brexit

Unparalleled majesty. Renown spanning civilizations and millennia. An icon of ferocity and wild strength. For all the superlatives and hyperbole, it should surprise few that the unicorn is entirely mythical. As Brexit continues to unfold in the United Kingdom, the unicorn’s presence on the country’s coat of arms presents a[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

CHRONICLES FROM COPENHAGEN: New Perspectives on the European Union

This past week, I journeyed to Brussels, Belgium with my European politics course to study the European Union by touring the various institutions headquartered in Brussels and interviewing key players within the system. Although I already had an understanding of the importance of the European Union from my previous studies,[Read More…]

by October 17, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
#HoyasInUK Reflect On British Election

#HoyasInUK Reflect On British Election

LONDON — We hunkered down in the only pub in Notting Hill, London, that could accommodate 12 diners at one table and would change the TV station to BBC for the 10 p.m. British general election exit polls. The group of us, deemed the #HoyasInUK, had just spent the past[Read More…]

by July 18, 2017 0 comments City News, Features, News

Diplomat Speaks Against Referendums

Referendums are inefficient forms of democracy, according to Former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs the Right Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland during a discussion at the Mortara Center on Friday. The talk, co-hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the Georgetown Institute[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Panel Examines Lingering Brexit Uncertainty

Top European diplomats expressed uncertainty at the extent of the economic fallout accompanying Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union in a panel discussion hosted Oct. 17 by Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute of International Economic Law. French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud categorized populism as an[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

PETROCHEILOS: Repairing Democracy’s Chasm

In ancient Athens, the statesman Cleisthenes introduced a political system known as demokratia, or rule of the people.”Democracy is widely considered to be one of the enduring contributions of ancient Greece to the modern world. As a Greek and politically active millennial, I celebrate when the will of the people[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Populism Fuels Far-Right Rise

In the post-Brexit chaos, The Guardian published a feature in June 2016 titled “Why elections are bad for democracy,” which argued how referendums can be detrimental to democracies. It was astonishing that 17 million British citizens voted to leave the European Union, putting their country at economic risk. While the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top