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Power Hours

The Centre hosts online Power Hours which examine a different aspect of power in politics and public life. From the role of special advisers to opposition backbench MPs, to Government ministers and think tank directors, we're spending 60 minutes with key decision makers looking at their early careers, the big issues they've grappled with and their hopes and fears for the future.

Explore our archive of past Power Hours, including our Director’s Cuts where Kezia Dugdale has summarised all the best bits from each event.

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David Muir Speaker Series

The bridge between students and the most seasoned professionals in politics, policy and the media

David Muir Speaker Series

Past Events

Cabinet Office Conversations: Dr Laura Gilbert

Cabinet Office Conversations: Dr Laura Gilbert

In our first Cabinet Office Conversations of 2024 our Director, Prof Kezia Dugdale, sits down with Dr Laura Gilbert, CBE, Chief Analyst and Director of Data Science at 10 Downing Street.
Cabinet Office Conversations: JP Marks

Cabinet Office Conversations: JP Marks

We are delighted to welcome JP Marks, Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, to the University of Glasgow on Friday 3 November 2023.
Cabinet Office Conversations: Stuart Payne

Cabinet Office Conversations: Stuart Payne

We are delighted to welcome Stuart Payne, Chief Executive of the North Sea Transition Authority, to the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 10 October.
How to disagree agreeably

How to disagree agreeably

Watch back our event at the Festival of Politics 2023 featuring Liam McArthur MSP, Claire Hanna MP, Sheila Webster and Peter McColl.
The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On – In Conversation

The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years On – In Conversation

The John Smith Centre, The John and Pat Hume Foundation, The Consulate General of Ireland in Edinburgh - Consul Jerry O’Donovan and Paul O’Kane MSP are delighted to invite you to join a special event at the University of Glasgow to mark 25 years since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
Women in Public Life – Baroness Helena Kennedy Power Hour

Women in Public Life – Baroness Helena Kennedy Power Hour

Watch back our Power Hour with Baroness Helena Kennedy KC.