#CommonDebate: Syriza – the beginning of a new Europe?
When: Wednesday 28th January, 7.30pm
Where: David Hume Lecture Theatre C, University of Edinburgh
Syriza have sent shockwaves through the continent by becoming first anti-austerity government in the European Union. The success or failure of Syriza’s programme could not only determine the future of Greece but also shape the future of Europe too.
The Common Weal Policy Unit, part of the Common Weal think-tank and campaign group, has organised a debate to discuss the ideas of the Syriza party and whether they have the answers to solve Europe’s economic crisis and create a just and equal society. All welcome – there will be time for questions and contributions from the floor.
Dr Myrto Tsakatika of Syriza Scotland and senior lecturer in politics at the University of Glasgow;
Professor Michael Keating, author and political science professor at the University of Aberdeen, specialising in European politics
Cat Boyd, Radical Independence Campaign co-founder and in Athens for the Greek general election;
Gordon Maloney, President of NUS Scotland who will also be in Greece for the election.
The event will be chaired by Peter McColl, Director of the Common Weal Policy Unit and Rector of the University of Edinburgh