Security and Constitutional Change
1000 - 1600 Saturday 27 August 2011
Room 3.15, St Leonard's Land (Edinburgh University), Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
The Scottish Government are committed to holding a referendum on independence between 2014 and 2016. This seminar will consider the implications of constitutional change for security policies in Scotland. Organised by Scotland's for Peace.
Papers for the seminar(pdf)
Additional paper from WILFP (pdf)
1030 Session 1 Rev David Mumford (Scottish Episcopal Church)
How should we define national security so that it is broader than conventional defence but not a catch-all for everything desirable? How did the UK Defence Review define this? How should we differ?
1130 Session 2
Can we develop a vision of what we would want a Scottish Defence Force to do? Specialise in UN peacekeeping and civil emergency work? Are there other national defence models we should look to?
1230 Lunch break (bring sandwiches)
1330 Session 3 John Ainslie (Coordinator, Scottish CND)
How would this fit with current military and civil resources? The job implications?
1430 Tea break
1500 Session 4 Isobel Lindsay (Convenor, Scotland's for Peace)
If a Scottish Parliament had responsibility for security/defence issues, what would be the political policy options. What would we want as red, pink or green lines?
If you wish to attend this seminar please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers on each of the topics will be published here in advance of the meeting.