Category Archives: ELSA

ELSA Aberdeen hosting a panel discussion on the “Democratic Issues Arising in the Aftermath of the BREXIT Referendum”

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The European Law Students’ Association’s  Aberdeen branch will be hosting this free event on the 28th October from 6pm at New Kings 6.

The panel members are:

Dr Robert Taylor
Prof Michael Keating
Prof Paul Beaumont
Ross Thomson MSP

ELSA is  the world’s largest independent law students’ association. Information about the Aberdeen University and branch and more details of the event are available here
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EDIC and ELSA’s ‘EU as a Global Actor’ Event a Success

Draft poster_EDIC_Eu Global ActorTuesday’s Discussion on the Role of EU sanctions was attended by 37 students of both Law and International Relations. The panellists were: Anthonius W. de Vries (a former sanctions coordinator at the European Commission), Professor Michael Smith – (a Politics and IR lecturer here at Aberdeen), and Dr. Paul James Cardwell (from the University of Sheffield).

Daria Shapovalova, Europe Direct Assistant and research postgraduate student here at Aberdeen summed up the flavour of the speeches like this:

The general feeling that we got from the speeches was that the sanctions [don’t] so much change the behaviour of the target States, but rather serve as a signal of disapproval from the EU and that it is important to be critical of this instrument of foreign policy and apply it only when necessary and with utmost care.

The event was organised jointly between Europe Direct Aberdeen and ELSA Aberdeen. If you think you might be interested in future events of this type then have a look at their events pages on Facebook (EDIC & ELSA).

Here are a few photos from the evening:

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