Why Brexit?

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Class Dates

October 22, 2019 to November 19, 2019

Meeting Days

Tuesdays, 10 a.m - 12 p.m.


Dunbar Pavilion



Course Instructor(s)

Join Professor Kurzer, an expert in European politics, for an overview of how and why Brexit happened. This Community Classroom course will examine the interaction between post-war developments in British politics and the growth of the European Union. Domestic political developments influenced British policy towards European integration, but progress in European integration also affected British politics and policies. For four decades, British elites debated the utility of Britain’s membership in the EU. When a referendum was finally held, a narrow majority voted for leaving the European Union. The final class meeting will address the most recent complications in the Brexit saga.

If you are interested in European politics, you will not want to miss Professor Kurzer’s analysis about what is unique about the British story and why it is highly unlikely that another EU member state will leave the EU.

This course is offered in partnership with Dunbar African American Cultural Center.


You can register online starting Monday, August 19, 2019, at 10 a.m

Refunds are available and need to be requested before the second class meeting (October 29). To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or sbs-communitymatters@email.arizona.edu. A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.

Location & Parking

This class meets in the meeting room in the historic side of the Dunbar Pavilion at 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85705 .

Plenty of free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the Dunbar Pavilion. Enter the parking lot from Main Street just south of West 2nd Street and park in the upper parking lot directly south of the Dunbar Pavilion.