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28th September 2016
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Scotland and Brexit took place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Tuesday 20 September 2016. The implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union are still emerging. However, it is clear that the relationships between Scotland, the rest of the UK and the EU will change dramatically over the next few years.

Some of the country’s leading experts discussed what the result means for the future. Academic speakers:
30th May 2016
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Need help deciding how to vote in the EU referendum? Professor Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe, lays out the two critical issues that will help you decide.
3rd May 2016
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The campaign for the Scottish Parliament election of 2016 has lacked the energy and enthusiasm of #indyref1 or the general election of 2015. The winner has been known from the start – and long before. Most commentators have focussed on who comes second and becomes the official opposition in Holyrood.
22nd February 2016
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Nick Bibby, Centre on Constitutional Change chats to Anand Menon from the UK in a Changing Europe. This interview took place at "Understanding European Challenges" at The Royal Society of Edinburgh on Tuesday 16 February 2016.
12th January 2016
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As the House of Commons prepares for its first taste of English Votes on English Laws (EVEL), Michael Kenny, CCC Fellow, discusses public reaction with Mark D'Arcy on BBC Radio Four. (10.30 onwards)
15th December 2015
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How can care policy be used to achieve gender equality, and what can Scotland learn from care policies around the world?
15th December 2015
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How can care policy be used to achieve gender equality, and what can Scotland learn from care policies around the world?
2nd December 2015
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On November 26th, the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) organised the academic debate “Independence Movements in Europe. Threat or Opportunity for the EU?” in cooperation with the Centre on Constitutional Change of the University of Edinburgh and with presence of the Delegate of the Government of Catalonia to the UK and Ireland, Josep Suàrez Iborra.

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