Date/Time: Friday 16 September 2016
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Programme (subject to minor changes)
09.30 – 09.50: Registration, tea and coffee.
09.50 – 10:00: Welcome Remarks by Anthony Zito (Newcastle).
10:00 – 11.20: Panel 1
- Zachary Greene (University of Strathclyde) Jae-Jae Spoon (University of Pittsburgh), Christopher Williams (University of Arkansas) - Voting for Independence, Again? The Effect of the Scottish Independence Referendum on the Vote to Remain in the EU.
- Gary Wilson (Liverpool John Moores) -The Dangers of the Constitutional Referendum: Lessons from the UK’s Recent Experiences
- Peter Emerson (The de Borda Institute) – Complex and/or Controversial Decisions Must be Taken in a Multi-Option Ballot
- Alistair Clark (Newcastle) & Toby James (UEA) - Free and Fair? Electoral Administration in the 2016 Brexit Referendum
11.20 – 11.30: Tea/Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00: Panel 2
- Craig McAngus (Aberdeen) & Simon Usherwood (Surrey) - UK Fishermen and Brexit: Attitudes, Consequences and the Future.
- Gordica Karanfilovska & Nikola Gjorgon (University of Skopje) - Political Marketing, Brexit, and the Future of the European Peace Project Paradigm.
- Thomas Cheney (Sunderland) - Spexit: What Does Leaving the EU Mean for Britain’s Place in Space?
- Stuart Fox & Sioned Pearce (Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods) - How deep is the Divide? Generational Trends in Euroscepticism.
13:00 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 15:00: Roundtable: Impact of Brexit on Britain and British Politics
- Chair: Sir Stephen Wall (UK Perm Rep to the European Union, 1995-2000)
- Judith Kirton Darling MEP (Labour, North East)
- Guy Opperman MP (Conservative, Hexham)
- Jonathan Arnott MEP (UKIP, North East)
15.00 – 15.20: Tea/Coffee Break
15.20 – 16.50: Panel 3
- Nick Randall (Newcastle) & David Seawright (Leeds) – Intra-party divisions during and after the EU referendum campaign
- Simon Usherwood and Katharine Wright (Surrey) - Sticks and stones: Comparing Twitter campaigning strategies in the EU referendum
- Roger Domeneghetti (Northumbria) - “Bums gone to Iceland” Tabloid representations of the England football team and English national identity during Euro 2016.
16.50 – 17.00: Concluding remarks by Alistair Clark
- This conference is organised by the Governance and Political Organisations cluster at Newcastle University with the support of Newcastle Law School and the Jean Monnet Centre, Newcastle.
- Attendance is free of charge, but please register to attend.
- All questions or queries regarding the conference should be emailed to the co-organisers: Tristan Martin and Anna Wambach