Video: Festival of Politics 2023 – ‘Scotland – a Good Global Citizen?’

Author: SCGA
An article from SCGA editorial team. 

Presented by the Festival of Politics 2023 and featuring SCGA team member Peter Jackson

What is Scotland doing post-COP on climate reparations, ethical consumerism, human rights, mediation and international development?


  • Tabitha Nyariki, Race Equality Charter Project Officer at Glasgow Caledonian University;
  • Peter Jackson, Chair in Global Security at the University of Glasgow;
  • Elizabeth-Mya Chemonges-Murzynowska (Mya), founder of The African Caribbean Asian and Mixed Heritage Association & Chair, The Kenyans in the Highlands;
  • Chair: Sarah Boyack MSP, Convener, Cross-Party Group on International Development.

A far-reaching discussion touching on the war in Ukraine, Human Rights, cross-border issues, climate change and how these global issues are bought back to local communities for discussion.

More on the Festival of Politics

The annual – now in its 19th year – Festival of Politics takes place during the Edinburgh Festival. Events are held at Holyrood – the Scottish Parliament – and looks to provoke, inspire and inform people of all ages in three days of spirited debate. Learn more on the dedicated website.