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First Minister’s referendum call rivets Scottish constitution workshop

By Alex Benchimol and Philip Schlesinger Two University of Glasgow staff, Dr Alex Benchimol and Professor Philip Schlesinger, recently ran a pair of Royal Society of Edinburgh funded workshops on the press, civil society and constitutional identity in Scotland. Here, they reflect on how real world-politics and academic analysis may coincide. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s…

Policy Scotland welcomes senior German MEP

Policy Scotland last week welcomed senior German MEP David McAllister to the University of Glasgow – who gave an insider’s view on how the Brexit process is being viewed in both Brussels and Berlin and offered insight into how the European institutions would approach the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Mr McAllister – who is Chair of…


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Foreign and security policy consequences of Brexit – a view from Central Europe

In the latest in a series of expert events on Brexit, Policy Scotland and the department for Central and European Studies are delighted to welcome Dr. Károly Grúber to the University of Glasgow for a seminar on the possible foreign and security policy consequences of Brexit. Dr Grúber is Head of Department for Common Foreign and…


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2017 Annual Lecture roundup

We were delighted to welcome Lord Kerr for our 2017 Annual Lecture last week – with almost 300 people packed into the Sir Charles Wilson lecture theatre to hear the former EU Ambassador give speak on “Brexit:  Is the Train-Crash Avoidable?”. After being welcomed by the Principal, Lord Kerr gave a fascinating talk focusing on what…