Seminars and debates

Andrew Carnegie’s International Legacy: Shaping the Future celebrated the huge impact of Andrew Carnegie’s charitable trusts and foundations through a series of seminars and debates held by globally respected experts in their fields.

A number of free seminars at the Scottish Parliament were held on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 debating some of the most challenging issues of our time.    

Image of Andrew Carnagie opening a public library in Dunfermline

The eminent speakers, debating topics from education to peace and from ethics to the environment, included:

  • Professor Iain Stewart, the geoscientist, author and TV presenter behind programmes such as Earth: The Power of the Planet and The Climate Years
  • Lord Stewart Sutherland, former Chief Inspector of Schools for England and Wales and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London
  • Professor Louise Richardson, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, awarded the Sumner Prize for work towards the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace
  • Professor Martyn Wade, Chief Executive and National Librarian at the National Library of Scotland
  • David Rodin, co-director of the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict at the University of Oxford. 


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