Milken Conference: Europe in the Post-Brexit Age

Published on Dec 6, 2016

The values and stability of the European Union are under threat as never before. Brexit, the refugee crisis and the conflict in Ukraine indicate the increasing tension in the EU and neighboring countries. How will Brexit affect Europe? Will London’s role as a global financial center diminish as banks seek new homes within the EU? How will Britain’s relationships with Germany and other European countries change with respect to manufacturing, trade, finance and monetary policy? Against a backdrop of great uncertainty and transition, this panel will seek to examine Europe’s post-Brexit future.

Marieluise Beck, German Representative, Council of Europe and MEP; Member, Parliamentary Assemblies of the Council of Europe and OSCE

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Niall Ferguson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University Also see  The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die – more on the book below

Milken Conference: Europe in the Post-Brexit AgeSergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow

Roland Rudd, Founder and Chairman, Finsbury and Open Britain
Moderated by Louisa Bojesen, Anchor, Street Signs, CNBC

a href=””>The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
What causes rich countries to lose their way? Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, increasing inequality, aging populations, antisocial behavior. But what exactly has gone wrong? The answer, Niall Ferguson argues in The Great Degeneration, is that our institutions—the intricate frameworks within which a society can flourish or fail—are degenerating. With characteristic verve and historical insight, Ferguson analyzes the causes of this stagnation and its profound consequences for the future of the West. The Great Degeneration is an incisive indictment of an era of negligence and complacency—and to arrest the breakdown of our civilization, Ferguson warns, will take heroic leadership and radical reform.