Tower Center Student Forum | A Brexit Discussion

Friday, October 7, 2016 (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall (map)


Coffee, cookies and conversation! Join the Tower Center Student Forum for a Brexit discussion with scholars Harold Clarke and Lorinc Redei.

ClarkeHaroldHarold D. Clarke is Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. He also is editor of the Journal of Electoral Studies.

Clarke’s research on electoral choice and the political economy of party support in Great Britain, the United States and Canada has been supported by the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the Economics and Social Research Council (U.K.), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). He is a principal investigator for the 2009/10 British Election Study and the 2012 Political Support in America Study. Other current research projects include the 2008 and 2011 Political Support in Canada Studies and the Public Opinion and the Syrian Crisis in Three Democracies Project.

He is the author of numerous articles published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics and Political Analysis. His most recent books are Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Performance Politics and the British Voter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), Making Political Choices: Voting in Canada and the United States (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), and Political Choice in Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Clarke’s teaching interests focus on public opinion, voting and elections and research methods.

redei-headshotLorinc Redei is a lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He was previously Adjunct Professor at the LBJ School and at Southwestern University. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College, his M.A. in European Studies from the BMW Center for German and European Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Central European University in Budapest.

He also has policy experience within the institutions of the European Union: from 2005-2008, he worked as a Press Officer at the European Parliament, primarily focusing on the work of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Parliament’s relations with actors outside of the EU. He returned to Brussels in 2011 to handle the Hungarian-language press communications for the European Parliament during Hungary’s six-month Presidency of the European Council.

Dr. Redei’s research takes advantage of these experiences, focusing on the role of the European Parliament in the EU’s foreign policy-making process, especially its parliamentary diplomacy. He also writes on the image of the EU as a normative power, the EU’s contribution to the European security architecture, and various topics in transatlantic relations.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


If you are interested in joining the Tower Center Forum, please contact Bora Laci at