GGSN International Conference 2013

GGSN International Conference 2013

On 8-9 November the conference was held at Glasgow University. The final list of speakers covered a wide range of specialties from senior civil servants and soldiers to academics from the United Kingdom and around the world. The speakers discussed the implications of Scottish independence and security not only for the potentially new nation, but for the rest of the United Kingdom and the world.

The coverage that the conference received was extraordinary. Different aspects of it were discussed in the Guardian, Herald, Telegraph, Times, Scotsman and Daily Mail. BBC Newsnight Scotland also ran a segment on the event the night before we started. Because of this intense interest, and because we have received many requests from the public for more information, we have decided to make the recordings from the event readily accessible online.

These audio podcasts can be downloaded from the GGSN Conference iTunes playlist.

Welcome - Dr Phillips O'Brien,                                      GGSN Co-convenor, University of Glasgow

Welcome - Phillips O'Brien, GGSN Co-convenor

Introductory Address - Prof. Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

Introductory Address - Prof. Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Glasgow

Keynote I: Defending Scotland: A Military Perspective - Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin KCB CBE

Keynote I: Defending Scotland: A Military Perspective - Lt Gen Sir Alistair Irwin

The Geopolitics of and Independent Scotland - Prof. Sir Hew Strachan, Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow Hew Strachan
Scotland’s Cooperative Option - Could post-independence defence costs be reduced though a ‘special relationship’ with the UK? - Prof. Malcolm Chalmers, Research Director and Director (UK Defence Policy), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Scotland’s Cooperative Option - Could post-independence defence costs be reduced though a ‘special relationship’ with the UK? - Malcolm Chalmers
Scotland - rUK Defence-sharing: Lessons from NORDEFCO - Dr Colin Fleming, Scottish Centre for Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh Scotland - rUK Defence-sharing: Lessons from NORDEFCO - Colin Fleming
A Safer Scotland? - Dr Sandy Hardie OBE A Safer Scotland? - Sandy Hardie
Intelligence and Security in the Twenty-First Century - Prof. Peter Jackson, University of Glasgow  Intelligence and Security in the Twenty-First Century - Peter Jackson 
Security Implications of Scottish Secession - Prof. Jaroslav Tir, University of Colorado Boulder Security Implications of Scottish Secession - Jaroslav Tir 
Internationally Irrelevant: The Limited Reach of Scotland’s Precedent-Setting - Prof. Steven Saideman, Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs Internationally Irrelevant: The Limited Reach of Scotland’s Precedent-Setting - Steven Saideman
Keynote II:Thinking Strategically about Security - Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor, King's College London Keynote II:Thinking Strategically about Security - Sir David Omand
Scotland and the European Union - Prof. Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen Michael Keating 
Much Ado about Scotland in Europe: Scenarios for the Future - Dr Daniel Kenealy, University of Edinburgh Much Ado about Scotland in Europe: Scenarios for the Future - Daniel Kenealy
The Birth of the State has many Midwives - Dr Juliet Kaarbo, University of Edinburgh and Dr Ryan Beasley, University of St Andrews The Birth of the State has many Midwives - Juliet Kaarbo and Ryan Beasley
In Praise of Moderation: Nato, Nuclear Weapons and Negotiating Scotland’s Future - Dr Phillips O’Brien, GGSN Co-Convenor, University of Glasgow In Praise of Moderation: Nato, Nuclear Weapons and Negotiating Scotland’s Future - Phillips O’Brien
Global security, National Defence and the Future of Scotland - Dr John MacDonald, Director, Scottish Global Forum Global security, National Defence and the Future of Scotland - John MacDonald

Details of future GGSN events will be published shortly.

Eventbrite - GGSN Lecture Series 2012/13

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