The Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub was delighted to support the international conference, Sovereignty in a global perspective. The event, held by Professor Christopher Smith MAE, took place at the University of St Andrews on 29th-30th April 2019.
The conference was opened by Principal and Vice-Chancellor of St Andrews University, Professor Sally Mapstone, and Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, MSP, underpinning the significance of the topic in contemporary politics. Fifty delegates from four continents considered sovereignty across time and space. Themes included classical antiquity, China and Central Asia from antiquity to now, exile and refugees, and global financial markets. The conference included keynote lectures from Professor Richard Whatmore (St Andrews) and Professor Hartmut Rosa (Jena/Erfurt), with a response by Professor Christopher Smith and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge.
Plans are already underway for publication in the prestigious British Academy conference series.
Conference organiser Professor Christopher Smith said,
“This event was only possible through the support of the Academia Europaea and the British Academy, and demonstrated the huge significance of the Curien Fund for inspiring high quality policy-relevant research.”
— GlobalSovereignty (@StAndrewsILCR) April 30, 2019