Seminars at Steamboat looks at Europe’s uncertain future after Brexit
July 19, 2017
Seminars at Steamboat continues off its 15th anniversary season of nonpartisan policy talks with Douglas Alexander, a top British Labour politician. Alexander's talk, "Brexit: What Lies Ahead for Britain and Europe," starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 24 in the Strings Pavilion. Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors open at the same time.
Alexander serves as senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and as a visiting professor at King's College, London. From 2001 to 2015, he served in leadership roles in the U.K. government, including as Minister of State for Europe under Tony Blair. He also served as minister of state for trade, investment and foreign affairs; secretary of state of international development and, most recently, shadow foreign secretary from 2011 to 2015.
Alexander was Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's election strategist during last year's general election in Britain. He is a member of the U.K. Privy Council and a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. In November 2015, Alexander joined U2 front man Bono as a senior advisor on how best to secure investment to tackle global poverty, particularly in Africa.
KUNC public radio will air a one-hour edited version of Alexander's Seminars talk at 8 p.m. Monday, July 31 at 88.5 FM. The broadcast will also be made available on steamboattoday.com. Visit seminarsatsteamboat.org for more information.