August 1: Europe: Are Economic or Cultural Differences now Driving Political Debate? (with David Lyon)
Thursday, August 1
10:30am – 12:30pm
The European Union continues its struggle to find a set of policies that will maintain its centralising imperial vision in the face of the UK’s impending “Brexit” and growing populist nationalism among other member states—and allies—together with the fracturing of traditional political groupings. Why is this happening, and what lessons may be learned for the future of all western democracies?
David spent 40 years working in a variety of manufacturing industries with operations across the world, after early military service with with UK Special Forces. In retirement he served for seven years as Colonel Commandant of the Special Air Service Regiment and 10 years as the non executive member of the Command Group of the UK’s Field Army. David is married to Lillis, a US citizen. They are based in Amberley, England and have a cottage on Lake Leelanau.