Andrew Blick, director of History & Policy and lecturer at King’s College London, will speak on “The Meaning of Brexit” on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall 327 on the campus of Washington and Lee University.
Blick specializes in the study of the U.K. constitution and democratic reform and is the author of books on the history of special advisers to ministers, the office of Prime Minister, and of No.10 aides. His most recent work is “Beyond Magna Carta: A Constitution For The United Kingdom” (Hart, 2015). He is currently writing “The Codes of the Constitution,” a study of the use of codes of conduct setting out core features of the UK system.
Blick has worked in Parliament, in the Prime Minister's Office, No.10 Downing Street and for a variety of think tanks. He is a consultant to democratic reform projects internationally, including Pakistan, Ukraine, Turkey and Iran.
He is expert adviser to a parliamentary panel on devolution and the future of the U.K. constitution, chaired by Lord Kerslake, former head of the Civil Service. During the 2010-15 Parliament, Blick was research fellow to the first-ever official public inquiry into the possibility of introducing a written U.K. constitution, conducted by the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
Blick’s lecture, sponsored by The Robert A. Mosbacher Fund for International Lecturers and Visitors, is free and open to the public.