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About the Speech:

The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has convulsed British politics, as well as creating multiple tactical and strategic challenges for Ireland. Launching the IIEA’s ‘Countdown to Brexit’ series of events, Dan O’Brien gives a wide-ranging discussion of the economic, political and geopolitical consequences of Britain’s expected exit from the EU in March.

About the Speaker:

Dan O’Brien is Chief Economist at the Institute of International and European Affairs. He is also a weekly columnist with both the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the School of Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin. Dan spent the larger part of his career to date as senior economist and editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit, an arm of The Economist Newspaper Group. Working from London and Geneva over a dozen years, he covered the economics and politics of Europe and global trade and investment issues. Prior to that he worked in the diplomatic service of the European Commission and was involved in, among other things, the negotiation of free trade agreements.