Event: Future Global Shocks Series

Author: SCGA
An article from SCGA editorial team. 

Event: Future Global Shocks Series

Date: November 21st 2022

Time: 18.00 – 19.30

Venue: College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow & Online

Organisers: College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow & SCGA

Presented by the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow and the Scottish Council of Global Affairs.

Taken from the official event site:

“The action of Governments world wide, and reactions to them, have raised important questions about the preservation of human rights during times of crisis. In partnership with the Campaign for Social Sciences and the Scottish Council on Global Affairs, our fourth event will consider questions such as:

  • Did governments restrict first and think about the implications later?
  • Did some governments use the pandemic as an excuse for the introduction of more permanent controls, changing the balance between the citizen and the state? and
  • In the event of another global shock, will governments take the same approach, or find other ways to ensure societal compliance with public health and other imperatives”

With contributions from:

Professor Peter Jackson, Chair in Global Security (History); Executive Director of the Scottish Council on Global Affairs

Dr. Kathryn Nash, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh Law School

Professor Adam Tomkins, Professor – John Millar Chair of Public Law , University of Glasgow

Dr Sally Witcher OBE, consultant in equality and inclusion; former Chief Executive Officer of Inclusion Scotland

Professor Graeme Roy, Dean of External Engagement, University of Glasgow

Professor Michael Russell, former Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations of Scotland in the Scottish Government

Each 90-minute event will bring together prominent experts to give their perspective on the global shocks and what they have learnt in their respective fields. Each event will follow a similar format with the 15-minute presentations followed by a 45 minute Q&A to be chaired by former Scottish Government Cabinet Secretaries, Jeane Freeman and Michael Russell, which will facilitate discussion and potentially inform future policy development.

This is a hybrid event – please be sure to specify whether you’ll be attending in-person or online when reserving tickets.