August 2016

August 2016

20 August 2016: After Brexit. What next for the UK and Scotland?

This was a joint event with the Scottish Parliament as part of the Festival of Politics.

Read the summary report of the panel and audience discussion on After Brexit. What next for the UK and Scotland?

Members of the audience were joined by panellists Dr Kirsty Hughes, Friends of Europe; Brian Montieth, Leave Campaign Head of Press; Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, QMUL Co-director of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context and Professor Michael Keating, Director of Centre on Constitutional Change, who discussed the implications of the referendum decision to leave the European Union, looking at the legal process, the options for trading relationships, and the position of Scotland.

The panel was organised in collaboration with the Centre on Constitutional Change and the David Hume Institute.

19 August 2016: Frontier Women - Where are all the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?

This was a joint event with the Scottish Parliament as part of the Festival of Politics

Read the summary report of the panel and audience discussion on Frontier Women - Where are all the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics?

Chair: Tom Freeman, Holyrood Magazine

The 2012 report Tapping all our talent. Women in STEM, highlighted that the majority of women who qualified in STEM subjects do not work in STEM fields and this has a serious loss to the economy. Join Tom Freeman, Holyrood Magazine, and our panellists: Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Chair of RSE Working Group and astrophysicist; Morna Simpson, Girl Geek Scotland; Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE FRSE, Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry, University of Edinburgh, and Professor Monica Mary Grady CBE, Professor of Planetary and Space Science, Open University, discussed what has changed, if anything, to address this STEM deficit.

18 August 2016: Scottish Responses to the Refugee Crisis

This was a joint event with the Scottish Parliament as part of the Festival of Politics.

Read the summary report of the panel and audience discussion on Scottish Responses to the Refugee Crisis

Chair: Rt Hon Sir George Reid FRSE.

In 2016, more people - over 60 million - are displaced globally from their homes and countries by conflict, disaster and destitution than ever before. How should Scotland respond? Audience members were joined by Chair, the Rt Hon Sir George Reid FRSE (pictured) and panellists: Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for International Development and Europe; and Iain Gray MSP, Labour politician and Gary Christie, Head of Policy and Communications at the Scottish Refugee Council, to explore Scotland’s solutions and attitudes.

 

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