Past event: ‘Future Shocks Series: Lessons from the Pandemic on Civil Liberties and Social Justice’
Organisers: College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow & SCGA
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 and Professor Michael Russell, former Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations of Scotland in the Scottish Government took part in this event and you can see the entire event in the video below.
The event was held on 21st November 2022.
“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”