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In this World Changing Glasgow: Conversations, we brought together an expert panel to discuss what a university should be: institutions of courage and action, uniquely placed to tackle the biggest issues facing the world.

The expert panel was led by Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. Panel members also included Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, Chancellor of Heriot Watt University, Professor Simon Anderson, Director of the George Alleyne Disease Research Centre and Co-Director of the Glasgow Caribbean Centre for Development Research, University of West Indies, and Dr Christine Whyte, Lecturer in Global History, University of Glasgow.

What is the Historic Slavery Initiative?

Full details of the University of Glasgow's Historical Slavery Initiative can be found here.

The Slavery, Abolition and the University of Glasgow report

Published in 2018 with the assistance of three advisors, including panellist Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, the Slavery, Abolition and the University of Glasgow report can be found here.

What is the Glasgow Caribbean Centre for Development Research?

Part of the programme of reparative justice was the setting up of the Glasgow Caribbean Centre for Development Research following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UofG and UWI in 2019. The co-directors are Professor William Cushley (UofG) and Professor Simon Anderson (UWI), more details can be found here.

What is the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies?

Panel member Dr Christine Whyte is part of this research centre for slavery studies at UofG, and the director is Dr Peggy Brunache. You can find out more about this research centre here.

What is the university doing to counter racism?

The university launchedf their action plan in February 2021. You can read more about this here.

How can I support these initiatives by the university?

There are many ways eyou can support University of Glasgow initiatives. You can find out more at our support us pages