Glasgow programme


Dr Geraint Bevan (NO2ID Scotland Co-ordinator)
Patrick Harvie MSP  (Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party and MSP for Glasgow)
Dr Richard Jones (Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Edinburgh)
Dr Ken Macdonald (Assistant Information Commissioner for Scotland)
Prof Mike Nellis (Professor of Community and Criminal Justice at Strathclyde University and the Institute for Advanced Studies)
John Scott (Criminal defence lawyer and former chairman of the Scottish Human Rights Centre)

Jo Swinson MP (Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire)
Dr William Webster (Lecturer in Public Management at the University of Stirling Management School)


On-screen live from London

09.45 - Opening key note address: Shami Chakrabarti, Liberty

10.00 - First Plenary: Citizens and the state: the crisis of liberty

Chair: Georgina Henry (executive comment editor, The Guardian)
Dominic Grieve MP (Shadow Attorney General)
Helena Kennedy QC (Doughty Street Chambers)
Ken Macdonald QC (former Director of Public Prosecutions)
David Varney (Prime Minister’s Advisor on Public Service Transformation)

In Glasgow

11.15 - [Coffee]

11.30 - Morning Sessions:

Surveillance in Scottish Society 1:

A series of short (5 min) talks by several speakers on several themes will prompt floor discussion to explore
aspects of surveillance that are distinctive to Scotland.
(Provisional: topics and speakers to be confirmed)

- National Entitlement Cards (journey tracking, etc.)
- Scottish Government information management
- Perspective on the database state
- Biometrics/surveillance in schools
- Electronic monitoring of offenders

12.45 - Lunch

14.00 - Afternoon Sessions:

Surveillance in Scottish Society 2 (see Surveillance in Scottish Society 1)

15.30 - [Coffee]

On-screen live from London

15.45 - Second key note address: Philip Pullman

16.00 - Second Plenary: How do we secure modern liberty?

Chair: Anthony Barnett
Speakers: Chris Huhne MP,
Will Hutton
Chuka Umunna

17.00 - Third key note address: David Davis MP

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