Dr. Nicholas Nicoletti, assistant professor of political science, will present “The U.K.’s Rocky Relationship with the European Union” at 11 a.m. Thursday in Webster Hall’s Corley Auditorium.

Dr. Nicholas Nicoletti

Dr. Nicholas Nicoletti

The United Kingdom has traditionally had an awkward and tumultuous relationship with the European Economic Community, currently known as the European Union (EU). Tensions in the Conservative Party led Prime Minister David Cameron to call for a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union — which was dubbed “Brexit.” The U.K. voted to leave on June 23, 2016, and the consequences are only starting to unfold.

Nicoletti’s presentation will focus on the history and the future of the U.K. rocky relationship with the EU, with a focus on how EU integration will progress as it moves on without the United Kingdom.