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Brexit, regional (dis-)integration and the future of global governance

A conversation with Paul Martin, former Canadian Prime Minister

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canadian Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006, shared his views in a conversation with Mark Hallerberg, Professor of Public Management and Political Economy at the Hertie School and Kate Connolly, the Guardian and Observer's Berlin correspondent.

With the departure of the UK from the EU the outlook for Europe is troubling: far right voices in other countries espouse similar ideas, doubts about immigration and refugees are growing more popular, while global security remains fragile.  What are the consequences of this embattled state for Europe’s traditional trading partners, commonwealth countries like Canada, in an age when globalisation is demanding greater integration  than ever before? Treaties like the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US are just one manifestation of the shifting global dialogue. The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canadian Prime Minister from 2003 until 2006 and inaugural chair of the G20, offered a view from abroad on topics including: what are the economic and political consequences of these threats for the European-Canadian relationship? How will these partners move forward in the future?

The event was jointly hosted by the Hertie School and the Canadian Embassy.