Now that the dust has settled on what many have characterized as a surprisingly big win for David Cameron and his party, we asked Global Fellow Michael Geary to provide analysis of the UK elections. He discusses the outcome and implications for Scotland and the European Union with Wilson Center NOW host, John Milewski.  

Michael J. Geary is a (non-residential) Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe program and Assistant Professor of Contemporary Europe and the European Union at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He has held distinguished residential fellowships at the Wilson Center, Fulbright (DC), the College of Europe (Warsaw) and the University of Basel (Switzerland). He is the author of two books and articles on EU integration, enlargement and EU-US relations. A First Class graduate of the National University of Ireland, he holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. His research interests include the European Union, Transatlantic Relations, British-Irish Relations and Comparative European Politics and Government. His Op-Eds have appeared in The National Interest, Euractiv, The Hill’s Congress Blog and he has been quoted in (amongst other publications) the Guardian, Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, BBC News, and Reuters.

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.