For the latest on the road to Brexit, we spoke with Wilson Center Global Fellow Michelle Egan, who has been following the story long before the historic UK vote to exit the EU was takenIn this episode of Wilson Center NOW, she provides analysis of the fallout from the recent high-profile resignations in Prime Minister May’s cabinet and the possibility of not reaching a deal by the March 2019 deadline.

NOTE: This interview took place before the July 24 announcement that Theresa May will take the lead on “crunch talks” with the EU, while Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, the UK’s former lead negotiator, will be left in charge of domestic preparations, no-deal planning, and legislation.


Michelle Egan is a Wilson Center Global Fellow 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). She is past Chair of EUSA, the European Union Studies Association, the largest professional association focusing on European integration, and has received a number of fellowships from the Bosch Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, Howard Foundation, and European University Institute for her research activities. She 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.