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SELS 2017 - Dundee to the World
Sat 25 March 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
An evening with three graduates who shaped and reported on global events. This is also the Drever Commemoration Lecture.
This event will celebrate three of our prestigious graduates who studied here during James Drever’s time as Principal. James Drever was a massive advocate for political discourse, encouraging students to strike and make stands against funding cuts. Each of these graduates has gone on to make an impact in the field of politics:
Sir William Patey has played a leading personal role in some of the most challenging diplomatic events of our times during his Ambassadorial roles in Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. Today, Sir William is one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East, with much of his work is still at the forefront of British Politics.
Lord George Robertson is a former Labour Politician and was Secretary of State for Defence between 1997 and 1999. He then went on to become the tenth Secretary of NATO, during which he was branded as ‘the most powerful Scotsman in the world’.
John Suchet is a former foreign correspondent, presenter and a commentator on major ceremonial occasions - giving a very different insight into the last 50 years of world politics. Today, he is everyone’s favourite Classic FM musical host.
*Please note: Overflow theatres may be in operation. A ticket does not guarantee you a seat in the main lecture theatre which is filled on a first come first served basis on the night.