The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to a special event:
Michael Russell MSP
Minister for UK Negotiations
on Scotland's Place in Europe
Thursday 10 November 2016
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Playfair Library Hall
Doors open from 2pm
Following the EU referendum, many questions surround the future of Scotland’s relationship with the EU. Michael Russell MSP is the Scottish Government Minister responsible for negotiations on Scotland and Europe. This event is an opportunity for students and staff at the University to engage in an open discussion with Mr Russell on Scotland’s place in Europe.
Darcy Hill | Introduction
European Union Society Vice President
Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society President
About the Speaker
Michael Russell MSP is Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute. He was appointed Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in August 2016. Mr Russell was previously Chief Executive of the Scottish National Party from 1994 to 1999. Following the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, he became Minister for Environment and was subsequently Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution. He was then Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning from 2009 to 2014. Mr Russell has extensive experience in the media, having been a television producer and director, a national newspaper and magazine columnist and an author of several books. He is Professor of Scottish Culture and Governance at the University of Glasgow and a graduate of the University of Edinburgh.
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