John Smith Fellowship Programme

6 - 26 June 2014

Fri 6th    Fellows arrive
Sat 7th 

   Introduction to the Programme
   Welcome Dinner

Sun 8th     Free Day
Mon 9th    Workshop: The Scottish Question and the Future of the Nation State
   Sarah Smith, BBC Scotland; John Curtice, University of Strathclyde; Lord
   Purvis, Better Together; Stephen Noon, Yes Scotland
Tue 10th     Working visits: campaign headquarters of Better Together and Yes Scotland
Wed 11th

   Visit to Scottish Court of Session
   Lord McCluskey - an introduction to the Scottish Legal System

   Reception at Bute House, the official residence of the First Minister of
   Scotland

Thu 12th

   Visit to Scottish Parliament and Final Set-Piece debate on the ‘Scottish
   Question’

   Site Visit to the Scottish Parliament, including briefings on finance and
   external relations, and First Minister’s Questions

   Set-piece debate – Fellows present both sides of the debate over the
   Scottish Question in front of a specially invited balanced audience

Fri 13th    Visit to Polmont Young Offenders Institute
14th -15th     Weekend Retreat, Traquair House in the Scottish borders
16th -19th    Attachment visits
Fri 20th    Policy Forum: One size doesn’t fit all – Democracy is not always the best form
   of governance
Sat 21st

   2013 Follow Up Conference
   Country group meetings with 2013 Fellows reporting on progress on Action
   Plans
   Participating in the JST network

Sun 22nd    Free Day
Mon 23rd

   Workshop: The Future of Power and the Future of Risk

   Keynote address: Mary Kaldor, LSE
   Panelists and Facilitators: James Sherr, Oxford University; James Nixey,
   Chatham House; John Donald, Author – Catataxis; Rosemary Hollis, City
   University

Tue 24th    Workshop: The Fight Against Corruption: national, regional and global
   challenges

   Keynote address: Jeremy Carver, President of the International Law
   Association: British Branch

   Panelists and Facilitators: Rachel Davies, Transparency International; Monty
   Raphael QC

Wed 25th    Workshop: The Future Identity of Communication – the media, the Internet
   and freedom of expression

   Keynote address: Alexey Sitnikov, International Association of Political
   Consultants

   Panelists and Facilitators: Dr Joanna Szostek, University College London; Dr
   Ian Brown, Oxford University’s Cyber Security Institute; Professor Chris
   Marsden, Sussex University

Thu 26th    Fellows Action Plan Presentations at No. 11 Downing Street

   After the presentations, a drinks reception at Number 11 Downing Street
   followed by dinner at the House of Commons

Fri 27th      Fellows depart