Two talks on populism, Brexit and the crisis of the European Union from acclaimed young author James Foley:

“Brexit, Scottish independence and the Break-Up of Britain,” Tuesday, April 6, 12:30pm US CT/6:30pm UK

“Populism and the Crisis of Cosmopolitan Europe,” Thursday, April 8, 12:30pm/6:30pm UK

James Foley will discuss themes raised in two books that will be published later this year. The End of Cosmopolitan Europe? (University of Amsterdam Press, forthcoming), investigates the politics of sovereignty and the present crisis of the European Union. The Two Souls of Scottish Independence (Verso, forthcoming), is written with Neil Davidson and Ben Wray, and explores the multi-faceted crises of the British state and the dynamics of constitutional politics within that.

James is a lecturer and researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland where he conducts research on populism, sovereignty, immigration, and British and European politics. James is also the author (with Peter Ramand) of Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence (Pluto, 2014). He is a member of the editorial board of Conter, and has written for a variety of publications including The Guardian, Open Democracy and the Socialist Register.

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