CSPP European Union Referendum Debates May 2016



CSPP to host key referendum debates

The Centre for Scottish Public Policy will host a series of public debates ahead of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union, set for 23rd June.

The debates, to be held during the month of May, are being organised by an umbrella of organisations to examine the UK's relationship with the European Union as voters prepare to make a key decision for the nation's future.

The events will feature a panel of high profile public figures from different sides of the debate, and will be an opportunity to engage in open and considered discussion on this important decision for Scotland and the wider UK. The debates will be chaired by CSPP Chair, Professor Richard Kerley. 

We look forward to sending CSPP members notice of these events once final details are available. Current confirmed debates include: 

 

Thursday 12 May – Information Evening: Your EU Questions Answered (Edinburgh)

6.30pm - 8pm, George Square Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh (George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH)

*Please note venue change from Teviot Lecture Theatre*

Chair: Professor Richard Kerley, CSPP

Speakers: 

  • Lord (Ming) Campbell, European Movement in Scotland (Remain)
  • Tom Harris, Scottish Vote Leave (Leave)
  • Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Head of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Great Britain Office
  • Dr Arianna Andreangeli, Lecturer in Competition Law at the University of Edinburgh
  • Anthony Salamone, PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh 

Co-sponsors: Edinburgh University European Union Society / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

The main panel event will be followed by a wine reception for all attending.

Entry is free. For more information or to register visit Eventbrite.

 

Wednesday 25 May –Information Evening: Your EU Questions Answered (Dundee)

7pm - 9pm, D'Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor Tower building), University of Dundee

Chair: Professor Richard Kerley, CSPP

Speakers: Professor Christian Kaunert, Hans Blomeier, Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp plus a prominent leave speaker.

Co-sponsors: Dundee University / Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

 Entry is free. For more information or to register visit Eventbrite.

 

 

Further "town hall" debates being organised by the European Movement in Scotland are listed on the EMiS website. Details include:

 

Monday 16th May, 2.30pm  - Perth

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

Dewars Centre, Gannochy Suite, Perth

Andrew Dundas, Chair

Ming Campbell, Roseanna Cunningham, Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp (Chief Executive, Business for Scotland) plus a prominent leave speaker.

Free, non-ticketed. For more information or to register visit Eventbrite.

 

1st June, 7pm - 9pm - St Andrews

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

Town Hall, St Andrews, Queens Gardens, KY16 9TA

John Purvis, chair

Speakers: Lord ‘Ming’ Campbell, Catherine Stihler MEP and Prof Frank Müller (University of St Andrews). Other prominent speakers are still to be confirmed.

Free. Attendees are encouraged to register to guarantee their seat on our Eventbrite page. Attendees are also invited to submit their questions to the panel before the event by completing the registration form, or posting their questions on our Facebook page and Twitter.

 

6th June, 7pm - 9pm - Glenrothes

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

Room 10, Rothes Hall, KY7 5NX

Speakers to be convirmed

Free. For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

 

8th June, 7pm - 9pm - Dunfermline

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

Dell Farquharson Hall, Nethertown Broad, Dunfermline KY12 7DS

Speakers: Alyn Smith MEP and David Brew. Other prominent speakers to be confirmed.

Free. For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

 

9th June, 7pm - 9pm - Stranraer

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer

Speakers: John Edward (Scotland Stronger IN Europe), Alyn Smith MEP(tbc) and David Brew. Other prominent speakers to be confirmed.

Free. For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

 

16th June 7pm - 9pm - Ayr

Why vote? - your EU questions answered

Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr

Speakers: John Edward (Scotland Stronger IN Europe) and Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp (Business for Scotland). Other prominent speakers to be confirmed.

Free. For more information or to register, visit our Eventbrite page.

 

WHEN
May 12, 2016 at 6pm - June 01, 2016
WHERE
Various
       
Centre for Scottish Public Policy
c/o Digby Brown LLP
160 Causewayside
Causewayside House
Edinburgh EH9 1PR
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