ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on November 16th, 2017

In 2016, the United Kingdom surprised the world by deciding to leave the European Union. Campaign victories like that don’t come out of nowhere. Behind the scenes teams engage audiences, navigate policy discussions, work with the press, and debate difficult topics. The most adept ultimately change opinions and win.

Join us November 16 for a webinar featuring Matthew Elliott, the former CEO of the Vote Leave campaign, which became the official campaigning organization to leave the EU. Elliott will take us back to 2016 to share his valuable insights on what lessons think tanks can learn from this successful campaign.

Elliott’s work as a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute is focused on a U.K.-U.S. trade deal and researching the rise of populism abroad. After leading the Vote Leave campaign, Elliiott is now one of the U.K.'s foremost political campaigners. He also led NOtoAV and won the 2011 referendum on the Alternative Vote.

As a policy entrepreneur, he has founded and run numerous award-winning campaigns, starting with the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), where he won Atlas Network’s $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award for ‘The Single Income Tax.’ At Business for Britain (BfB), the precursor to Vote Leave, he oversaw the publication of ‘Change, or Go: How Britain would gain influence and prosper outside an unreformed EU’, which became a key blueprint for Brexit and was serialized in the Daily Telegraph. Elliott has been described by the Financial Times as “one of the most formidable political strategists in Westminster,” and by the New European as "an unsung titan of the Brexit cause." He has written four books, numerous op-eds, appears regularly on TV and radio, and is a frequent speaker both in the U.K. and overseas.