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    The Scottish Parliament
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Festival of Politics

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The Scottish Parliament are hosting their 14th Festival of Politics from 10–13 October 2018. This year, the RSE is working in partnership with the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics on the following panels:

What Does Gender Equality Look Like?
Saturday 13 October

The World Economic Forum predicted that the gender pay gap will end – but not till 2095. Join panellists Melanie Reid, The Times; Emma Ritch, Engender; Suki Wan MSYP, Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament; and Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE FRSE, Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry, University of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow, to discuss their personal experiences of gender equality from work/life balance to equal pay; relationships and social norms; and how we close that gap sooner.

Environmental Migration
Friday 12 October

Droughts, floods and hurricanes are to blame for the predicted 200 million ‘climate refugees’ estimated to be displaced from their homes by 2050. Will governments take action only when Australia succumbs to desertification and London is submerged? Join chair Peter Jenkinson, Cultural Change Agent and panellists including: Dr Alistair Rennie, Coastal Geomorphologist Scotland’s Dynamic Coast; Imani Jacqueline Brown, New Orleans activist and co-founder of Blights Out; Professor Gabriele Hegerl FRS FRSE, Professor of Climate System Science, University of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellow; and Ben Webster, The Times, to debate who will save the environment and deal with mass migration.

There are many other interesting panel discussions that you can attend, some including other RSE Fellows.

For more information visit the Festival of Politics website by clicking the link below.

Festival of Politics