The first Conversation Live event in the UK will take place in Glasgow on Friday, November 18 and feature leading academics discussing the burning issue of “Brexit: Where next for the UK and Europe”.
Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, will be joined by Dr Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute at University College London, Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal of Edinburgh Napier University, and Dr James Rodgers, a former Reuters and BBC correspondent whose postings included Brussels and Moscow. Dr Rodgers, who now leads the MA programme in International Journalism at City, University of London, will chair the event.
The University of Glasgow’s Sir Charles Wilson theatre is the venue for what promises to be a lively evening of debate that is free and open to the public.
The Conversation is staging this event in collaboration with The University of Glasgow Policy Scotland and we expect to roll out similar public discussions and debates in other European cities in the months ahead. We’re thrilled to have such a strong lineup of experts (yes, we believe experts have never been more important) for the opening event.
Professor Muscatelli has been a consultant to the World Bank and European Commission, advises the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy and is chair of the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe. Dr Staiger was a founder of the European Institute. Originally from Germany, she is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and teaches on the history and theory of European integration. Professor Nolan is Convenor of Universities Scotland. A qualified veterinary surgeon, she is also a trustee of Medical Research Scotland and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Chaired by Dr Rodgers, the panel will assess the paths ahead for Scotland, the UK and Europe at this, perhaps the most tumultuous time for the continent since the end of the Cold War. We hope you’ll join us. Click here to register.