As part its role of informer and educator, the Institute will host a series of events known as the “Think to DO Speaker Series” where the community will be invited to listen to and dialogue with powerful global voices invited to talk about best practices related to the research topics that the Institute is thinking about.

October 22nd – Brexit Beyond Its Borders: How Does it Affect the Caribbean

Dr. Peter Clegg, Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, University of the West of England

The Think To DO Institute celebrates its one-year anniversary with the launch of its Speaker Series. Dr. Peter Clegg will present a lecture about Brexit and its effects beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and the European Union to the community on October 22 at 19:00 at the World Trade Center Auditorium.  As the Think To DO Institute researches governance structures for small island nations and the external stressors that will mold the future of small island governance, the impact of Brexit on the regional structures of the Caribbean are relevant.

This presentation considers the reasons for Brexit and how it has put at risk the UK’s credibility as a functioning democratic state. It evaluates the broader implications of Brexit for the Caribbean, by focusing on the non-independent territories and independent states of the region, and some key issues in regard to regional integration, good governance, human rights, and the future (separate) roles of the UK and the EU.

The decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in June 2016 has fractured and laid bare the vulnerabilities within the British political and constitutional system. It has tested to almost breaking point the international image of the UK as a country that is governed in a stable, transparent, and effective way. The process of Brexit, even though not yet complete, has illustrated clearly the complex bonds that tie together the UK and the EU. It has also shown how the EU is so important in the UK’s relations with other parts of the world, including the Caribbean.

The community of Curacao is welcome to this free lecture.   In conjunction with the lecture, the Think To DO Institute will host several focus groups and a workshop for the Think To DO Institute thinkers with Dr. Clegg.

Coming soon:

Constitutional Challenges

Resilient Communities

Sustainable Economies