"Discussing asylum, Migration and the Future of Europe" - Catherine Woollard, the Secretary General of the European Council of Refugees and Exiles
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

"Discussing asylum, Migration and the Future of Europe" - Catherine Woollard, the Secretary General of the European Council of Refugees and Exiles

The talk will explore recent legal and political developments in the fields of asylum and migration in Europe. It will assess responses to the political crisis on these issues that took place during 2015/2016, and which continues in some parts of Europe. It will look at ECRE's alternatives to both the status quo and to reform proposals under discussion at EU and national levels. Finally, it will cover the likely impact on asylum and migration policies of forthcoming events, including Brexit and the European Parliament elections, and possible future scenarios.

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"IR's Hidden Figures"- Feminist Theorist J. Ann Tickner
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

"IR's Hidden Figures"- Feminist Theorist J. Ann Tickner

Ann Tickner is currently a professor at the University of Southern California but tonight, on International Women’s Day, she will be appearing on Skype to speak to students and professors at the University of St Andrews about her current research: early twentieth century women and their attempts at peace building during and after World War I, something that, she feels, has been completely forgotten or never acknowledged by the discipline.

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"One last hurrah for democracy!" - Eamonn Butler, head of the Adam Smith Institute
Mar
11
6:30 PM18:30

"One last hurrah for democracy!" - Eamonn Butler, head of the Adam Smith Institute

Eamonn Butler is first and foremost an economist. He has worked in the United States House of Representatives in Washington DC working on pensions and welfare problems. When he returned to the UK he would serve as the editor of the British Insurance Broker Monthly. He would go on to co-found the Adam Smith institute and go on to become it’s Director.

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"Nuclear Disarmament" - Angela Kane, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

"Nuclear Disarmament" - Angela Kane, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Angela Kane has had an impressive career working with the United Nations in everything from Nuclear Disarmament to the World Bank to chemical weapons in Syria to the management of the UN Headquarters in New York. She has also worked in the management of UN Publications.

Currently she is a professor of Nuclear Disarmament at the Sciences Po in Paris as well as a Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

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"How to take down a dictator"- Srdja Popovic, Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! founder
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

"How to take down a dictator"- Srdja Popovic, Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! founder

Srdja Popovic is the current Rector at the University of St Andrews and yet, it is before he became this that interests us tonight. Popovic founded the Serbian nonviolent resistance group Otpor! which campaigned successfully against Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was successful in October 2000. Otpor! would inspire thousands of protestors to take over the Serbian Parliament. Post revolution, Popovic would work as a team member of the Serbian National Assembly.

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"Crimes Against Humanity", Nicholas Stewart, former council to International Criminal Tribunal
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

"Crimes Against Humanity", Nicholas Stewart, former council to International Criminal Tribunal

Nicholas Stewart was first called to the bar in 1971 . He has been a  Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division and Queen’s Bench Division since 1991. In addition to his long career in law, Stewart was formerly the Chairman of the Bar Human Rights Commission (1994–98) in addition to being the former President of the Union Internationale des Avocats (2001–02). He was also lead council to Momčilo Krajišnik, former President of Republika Srpska, a man who found himself tried crimes against humanity on the subject of the former Yugoslavia at the International Criminal Tribunal. In addition to law, Stewart has his own BBC radio show called Series No Further Questions? and is also the Chairman of the Democratic Progress Institute.

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