Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will discuss key international issues affecting Scottish, UK and international politics. She will touch on a range of areas including Brexit, climate change, refugees and Syria and the relationship between the US and Scotland. This will be followed by a Q&A.
Nicola Sturgeon: Voted into the Scottish Parliament in 1999, Nicola Sturgeon became the First Minister of Scotland in 2014 – the first female to hold the position. She led her party to success in the Westminster and Holyrood elections, with the SNP becoming the first party in Scotland to secure a third term in government. Following the Brexit vote in the UK, the First Minister has been a leading voice arguing for a continuing relationship between Scotland and the EU and an open and welcoming approach to immigration. She was ranked as the 50th most powerful woman in the world in 2016 and 2nd in the United Kingdom by Forbes magazine.