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19-23 August 2024

Friday, August 11, 2023

Scotland – a good global citizen?

Time: 3:30pm to 5pm

In partnership with the Cross-Party Group on International Development

£6 full price and £4 concession

Event description

Join the panel on their assessment of Scotland’s role as a global citizen in relation to the rest of the world at a time of huge political and economic upheaval. Global citizenship highlights the interconnected and interdependent nature of society in thinking locally, nationally and globally, so what is Scotland doing post-COP on climate reparations, ethical consumerism, human rights, mediation and international development?

Chair: Sarah Boyack MSP, Convener, Cross-Party Group on International Development


Graphic containing images of panellists Tabitha Nyariki, Professor Peter Jackson, Elizabeth-Mya Chemonges-Murzynowska.

Tabitha Nyariki is the Race Equality Charter Project Officer at Glasgow Caledonian University and previously worked as a Sabbatical Officer at their Students’ Association. She has focused on advocating for issues around Racial Equality in Higher & Further Education. In 2022, she won the NUS Equality & Diversity Award.  She is the youngest board member of the Scottish Fair-Trade Forum. Tabitha  graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Applied Psychology. 

Peter Jackson is Chair in Global Security at the University of Glasgow and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Historical Society. He has been Visiting Professor at the History Department at Institute d’etudes politiques in Paris and at the Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Peter is the Principal Investigator for this AHRC Research Grant 'The Weight of the Past in Franco-British Relations since. He is also co-Convenor of the Research Network ‘Visions of Global Order: Peace, Law and Security after the First World War’. 

Elizabeth-Mya Chemonges-Murzynowska (Mya) is the founder of The African Caribbean Asian and Mixed Heritage Association & Chair, The Kenyans in the Highlands.  She is also an income maximisation advisor with the Citizen Advice Bureau. Mya’s drive and purpose is to ensure that the communities she supports are exposed to a wide range of cultural, traditional and heritage differences, while enjoying the unique benefits of being exposed to so many diverse cultures. 


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