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First Mondays: July Policy Salon

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Topic: The Brexit Club

From Brexiteer to Bregretter, what does the walk of shame look like when half the country is scuttling home, disheveled from a night of impetuous decision-making, wondering how they ended up in such a mess? 

In honor of our own American Brexit of 1776, we’ll do a post-mortem on last week’s historic U.K. referendum to leave the European Union. We’ll look at likely implications for the international order, the E.U., and the U.S.

Below are suggested readings to bring you up-to-speed:

EU Referendum: What are the Pros and Cons of Brexit?
The final result went 52% to 48% in favor of Brexit - so what are the pros and cons of leaving the European Union?

Please Leave: Why Brexit Would Benefit Europe
The EU is showing grave sclerosis, and voices are calling for its dissolution; the moment has thus come to prune the dead wood of the tree to save the trunk.

Brexit 101: What Just Happened, and Why it's Important for Americans
It does sound hyperbolic, but there are actually a couple arguments for why a Brexit may hurt the rest of the globe.

Brexit Is Good News for Russia but a Headache for NATO
Britain’s exit from the EU will undercut its role as America’s key ally in Europe, leaving the continent more divided and distracted — just the way Putin likes it.

** Save-the-Date for our summer special event, “Making the World A Better Place One Drink Special At a Time,” Monday, August 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Details to follow. **