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Michael Goldfarb: Two Paths to Brexit

  • 17 Oct 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906


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Two Paths to Brexit: On the eve of an EU summit where the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, hopes to present a draft treaty for Britain's withdrawal from the EU former NPR correspondent, Michael Goldfarb, who covered the creation of the euro and the border free Europe, looks at the details of the deal: the rights of millions of British and European citizens now living in what have become "foreign" countries, how to keep the Irish border fully open, maintaining supply chains, and the time frame for transition.

It is also possible talks will have collapsed.  In that case, Goldfarb will explain the likely impact on UK, Europe and global economy of a no-deal Brexit.

Michael Goldfarb is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He has written for The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post but is best known for his work in public radio. Throughout the 1990’s, as NPR’s London Correspondent and then Bureau Chief, he covered conflicts and conflict resolution from Northern Ireland to Bosnia to Iraq for NPR.

From 2000, through mid 2005, Goldfarb made documentaries for the public radio program Inside Out. One of these, Ahmad’s War: Inside Out, became the basis for his first book, Ahmad’s War, Ahmad’s Peace: Surviving Under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2005.

His most recent book is, Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance.

His work has been given the highest honors on both sides of the Atlantic including the DuPont-Columbia Award and Overseas Press Club’s Lowell Thomas Award in America and the Sony Gold award in Britain. He has also been a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press and Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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