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A Brexit Update Three Years After the Referendum
- Tina Burrett (ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University)
- David McNeill (Journalist with The Irish Times and The Economist)
- Robin Harding (Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Financial Times)
- Marion Van Renterghem (Journalist with L’Express and The Guardian)
For more than three years since the June 2016 referendum, UK politics have been engulfed 24/7 by Brexit. Our panel will take stock of recent events and explain the key issues to those who have an interest in Brexit and European affairs and wish to better understand the current situation.
ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
Tina Burrett is ICAS Adjunct Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Japan, where she teaches courses on European Politics, Propaganda and Political Leadership. She has worked in the British, European and Japanese parliaments. Her recent publications include “Russian State Television Coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election”, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization and Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia (Routledge 2019, with Jeff Kingston).
Journalist with The Irish Times and The Economist
Dr. David McNeill writes for The Economist and The Irish Times and was formerly with The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Independent. He also teaches media literacy at Sophia and Hosei universities and in a previous life was a full-time academic in the United Kingdom. He has been an active member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan for over 15 years and is currently co-chair of the club’s professional activities committee. He co-authored the 2012 collection of survivor’s stories, Strong in the Rain: Surviving Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Financial Times
Robin Harding is Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, covering the Japanese economy, politics and foreign relations. He was previously based in Washington DC, where he covered all aspects of the US and international economy, from the Federal Reserve to the IMF.
Robin was born in Durham, in the north of England, and has degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge and Hitotsubashi University. Before becoming a journalist he worked in banking, asset management and public policy research.
Marion Van Renterghem
Journalist with L’Express and The Guardian
Marion Van Renterghem is a journalist and and writer. For 30 years, she worked for the French daily Le Monde, mainly as a reporter-at-large. She received numerous journalism awards, including the Prix Albert-Londres. Today, she writes for French and British newspapers (L’Express, Big Time, The New European, The Guardian) and is a regular guest on radio and TV news shows. She authored a biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (for which she was awarded the Prix Simone-Veil) in 2017 and a European autobiography: Mon Europe, Je t’aime moi non plus, in 2019. Her latest book, is a conversation with Valérie Pécresse, President of the Île-de-France region.
* She will join via a video conference.