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19-23 August 2024

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Global politics in 2024 – testing times ahead?

Time: 10:45am to 12:15pm

In association with the Scottish Council on Global Affairs

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£7.50 full price and £5 concession

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Event description

2024 looks to be a nerve-wracking year for geo-politics. From tensions and conflict stretching from the Ukraine to Israel/Palestine and Sudan, the continued rise of India – and China, with an unprecedented number of global elections, including those in the U.S., those in the global power hot-seats must also consider a climate crisis, populism and the impact of AI in what looks like an increasingly polarised world.

Join the panel to discuss the issues and possible solutions.

Chair: Clare Adamson MSP, Convener, Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee


Professor Peter Jackson is chair in global security, global affairs, at the University of Glasgow. He has taught at many universities including Cambridge, Yale and Strathclyde and has been visiting professor at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the Institut d’études politiques, Paris. Peter’s areas of specialisation include the international history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the use of history in the formulation of foreign and defence policy and the role of intelligence in policymaking from both historical and contemporary perspectives. He edited Intelligence and National Security, the world’s leading journal in the field of intelligence studies and has authored numerous articles and books on international relations.

Jason Boxt is a partner at RXN Group in Washington DC. He has worked in public affairs and opinion research for more than 20 years, with expertise in communications and digital research, reputation and brand management, campaign and message development, political strategy. Jason began his career in polling and research at Roper Starch in 1999, before joining the Democratic political polling firm Global Strategy Group. Prior to coming to RXN, Jason was the founder and principal of 3W Insights, a research-driven strategic consultancy.


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Time: 11am - 12:30pm

In partnership with The Young Women’s Movement and The Scottish Youth Parliament

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