Festival of Politics 2024 & the Scottish Council on Global Affairs

Author: SCGA
An article from SCGA editorial team. 

Event: Festival of Politics 2024 & the Scottish Council on Global Affairs

Date: August 22nd 2024

Time: 10:45am – 12:15pm

Venue: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Organisers: Scottish Parliament, Festival of Politics

“The Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics is happening in August, with a five-day programme of over 30 events, in the home of Scottish politics at Holyrood.

The 20th Festival will take place between Monday 19 August to Friday 23 August and promises informed debate and inspiring topics on a range of social, political, and environmental issues facing the world today.  

Leading experts from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, the media, academia and the third sector will join us for a deep dive into issues dominating the news agenda.

Date: August 22nd 2024

Our first event – we’re event partners on this one – is entitled ‘Global politics in 2024 – testing times ahead?’ and sees our Executive Director Peter Jackson taking part.

Read more about this event on the Festival of Politics site (from where the information below is taken), and book tickets with Eventbrite here.

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.

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