Classes examined the road ahead for the EU after Brexit
During the week of 15 August, Dr. Ray Raymond Associate Professor of Government and History and Director of the Katt Institute for Constitutional Studies, taught a series of 400 level classes at the United States Air Force Academy. For USAFA's course on European politics, Dr. Raymond examined the road ahead for the EU after Brexit and also explained Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that will govern how and in what form the UK's negotiations to leave the EU will be structured. In addition, he taught the Academy's Honors Capstone course in US national security policy drawing on his co-authored essay with Dr. Sky Foerster in The National Interest. Dr. Raymond also continued his work with the USAFA scholarship program helping cadets prepare for Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Mitchell and Schwartzman scholarships.
Finally, Dr. Raymond gave a public lecture for the World Affairs Council of Colorado Springs on the Brexit vote and its implications for the US Presidential Elections. He concluded that although it was difficult to make precise comparisons - Brexit was a referendum not an election - normally moderate British voters had shown a worrying tendency to ignore their political leaders and to leap into the unknown. "