No 'Exit' in Brexit: Negotiations Continue Two Years Later

August 9th,2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Christopher Harben, D.S.L.

No 'Exit' in Brexit: Negotiations Continue Two Years Later

It's been more than two years since the "Withdrawal Agreement" went into effect making the UK's departure from the European Union official. "Official" doesn't mean "done" though. Negotiations continue between the two entities as they try to work out final details of the often-messy divorce. Northern Ireland continues to be the largest sticking point and there is not a clear end in sight. Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister and a vocal supporter of "get Brexit done now," is losing the support of his own party. In the midst of this, businesses are trying to keep viable. Most of the time, they can adapt to changes. But in this case, the rules of the game continue to be unclear making it extremely difficult to adjust and help maneuver the economy back to strength. Business was dealt a significant body blow by Brexit. And before they could regain their stance, they've been dealt two more blows by the pandemic and now by the Ukraine war.

Location: JES 3207 State St. Erie, PA 16508

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 9 @ 7 p.m.

Admission: $10/person; $15 guest

Parking: lot behind building, street parking

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Christopher Harben, D.S.L.

Christopher Harben, D.S.L., teaches the capstone class for senior Business Majors at the Black School at Penn State Behrend. Dr. Harben also teaches International Business and is an adviser for International Business students, as well as the International Business Club. He is President of HLMC, LLC, a consulting/coaching firm specializing in small-business strategy, organizational behavior/design, and leadership development. Clients have included businesses in construction, manufacturing, professional services, retail, restaurants, and hospital systems. He designed and is the Coordinator of Fulton Leadership University—a nine-month leadership development program in Fulton County, Ohio. He holds a Certified Global Business Professional designation from the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators.