On June 23, the people of the United Kingdom will decide whether or not to leave the European Union. It’s a decision with considerable implications—not just for the UK and other EU countries, but for the world as a whole.
The Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance celebrated the end of the 2015-2016 academic year earlier this month with a Prospect House luncheon for our Undergraduate Associates. In addition to enjoying their meals and catching up with their classmates, four senior UAs also presented on their senior research theses.
Harold James, professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, was selected as one of the two new historians at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He and Atish (Rex) Ghosh from the IMF will replace retired historian James Boughton and will begin their new roles May 2, 2016.
Banjamin Moll, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and JRCPPF faculty affiliate, was awarded a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Moll's work seeks to advance two core research agendas.
On Feb. 19, British Prime Minister David Cameron struck a deal with European leaders to give Britain "special status" within the European Union should it decide to remain part of the 28-nation economic and political alliance.
The United Kingdom has long been threatening to leave the EU, and with a June 23 referendum on the horizon, a British exit — or "Brexit" — is a strong possibility.