UC Connect public lecture – New Zealand, the EU and Brexit: What next?

Presenter: Dr Serena Kelly
  • Date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 to Wednesday, 3 March 2021
  • Time: 07:00PM to 08:00PM
  • Location: C1 lecture theatre in C-Block, University of Canterbury
  • Ticket: Free

UC Connect public lecture – New Zealand, the EU and Brexit: What next?

In 2015, the European Union (EU) and New Zealand (NZ) announced the decision to discuss pursuing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The announcement – after 50 years of historical irritations dating back to when the United Kingdom joined the then European Economic Community – was a watershed in EU-NZ relations. Yet, just six months after the FTA announcement, Brexit added a new, and somewhat unexpected, dimension to the EU-NZ relationship.

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU has been coloured, first and foremost, by its familial, cultural and historical relations with the United Kingdom, and the potential impact of Britain leaving the EU on January 1 2021 on New Zealand.

Dr Serena Kelly is a senior lecturer in the politics of the European Union and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury (UC), chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Christchurch, and Vice-President of the European Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand. Her current research examines the impact of Brexit on New Zealand, the proposed EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement as well as the visibility of the EU’s development policies in the Pacific.

UC Connect – New Zealand, the EU and Brexit: What next? Presented by Dr Serena Kelly, Senior Lecturer, The Politics of the European Union, Global, Cultural and Language Studies, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury, 7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 3 March 2021 – C1 lecture theatre in C-Block, Ilam campus, University of Canterbury. Register free to attend: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/public-lectures/

Early bird registration will commence four weeks out from lecture date and will be available until all places are full. A second allocation of tickets will be available 10 days prior to the lecture. If you do not manage to register, you are welcome to arrive on the day and wait for all available seats to be released five minutes prior to the lecture commencing.

The UC Connect public lecture series offers the community the opportunity to attend topical, interesting, educational lectures on a range of topics given by experts in their fields. To receive notifications on upcoming UC Connect speakers, join our mailing list.http://canterbury.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=cd05861f83497e0ea049c7b17&id=cbe60119c0

All UC Connect lectures are recorded and uploaded to our You Tube channel here (approx. uploaded 1 -2 weeks post event). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1D0DE06F56864BA4


For further information or to request an interview, please contact:

National Centre for Research on Europe Deputy Director, Dr Serena Kelly, serena.kelly@canterbury.ac.nz, Phone: +6433695355


UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz, Ph: (03) 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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