Wilson Center Fellow and American University Professor Michelle Egan has been following the Brexit story since a UK exit from the EU first emerged as a possibility. Her insights into the situation provide a larger context for understanding the motivations of British voters and larger implications for the future of the European Union. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Michelle Egan is a Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program and is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam in the School of International Service at American University. She is the author of the recently published book “Single Markets : Economic Integration in Europe and the United States” (Oxford, 2015) and is past Chair of EUSA, the European Union Studies Association, the largest professional association focusing on European integration. She has also received a number of fellowships from Bosch Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Howard Foundation, and European University Institute for her research activities. Michelle is a member of Transworld, a multi-institution project on Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance. Her work focuses on comparative regionalism, trade politics, and global governance.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.