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SCAN Summit 2019: Unsettled Status

10:00 on 21 March 2019
Glasgow Women's Library

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SCAN Summit 2019: Unsettled Status
Brexit, Borders and the Hostile Environment

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU at 11pm on March 29. The Brexit referendum and the Article 50 process take place in the wider context of the “hostile environment” and of government policy towards migration, refugees and international relations.

As the Brexit deadline approaches, with little certainty about outcomes, we want to talk through the current state of play. Where we are now? How did we get here? And what can we do?

The SCAN Summit will be an afternoon of presentations, provocations and discussion inviting experts and opinion-formers to join us in thinking through the issues including the implications for the cultural sector.

Speakers include:

Peter Geoghegan
Peter Geoghegan is investigations editor at openDemocracy where he has covered the Brexit referendum campaign, and its outcomes, and founder member of The Ferret, an investigative journalism co-operative based in Scotland. His journalism has appeared in numerous international titles inlcuding the New york Times, the Washington Post and the London Review of Books.

Chitra Ramaswamy
Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-winning journalist and author. Her first book, Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy, was published by Saraband in April 2016. It won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. She contributed an essay to Nasty Women and The Freedom Papers, writes mainly for The Guardian, is a columnist for the National Trust for Scotland magazine, and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio Scotland. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two young children and rescue dog.

Tanja Bueltmann
Professor Tanja Bueltmann is Professor of History and a Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at Northumbria University. Her research focuses on Scottish and wider British migration and diaspora history. Professor Bueltmann is also a prolific commentator on Brexit, an expert on citizens’ rights and the founder of the EU Citizens’ Champion campaign.

Nadine Aisha Jasset
Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer, and creative practitioner. She has been published widely online and in print, including in Picador’s forthcoming essay anthology It’s Not About the Burqa, and 404 Ink’s highly-praised Nasty Women. Her work has drawn acclaim: in 2018, she received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers’ Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Outspoken London Prize for Poetry in Film and the prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. In 2017, she was named as one of ’30 Inspiring Young Women Under 30’ by YWCA Scotland, in 2018 was named as one of The List’s ‘Hot 100’ contributors to arts and culture. Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming from 404 Ink (March 2019).

Schedule and Booking:

SCAN will hold its members-only AGM at 10.00 am before the summit.

There will be a chance to meet our new director Clare Harris and to discuss SCAN’s current work and priorities for the future. If you are attending the AGM and the afternoon summit, please make sure to book tickets for BOTH events.

AGM event is free, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The Summit is open to all (£10 for non-members), refreshments provided.
Please note no alcohol will be served at this event.

10.00 – 13.15 SCAN AGM (members only includes lunch)
13.30 – 17.00 SCAN Summit (open to all )
17.00 – 18.00 Refreshments


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Audience at the SCAN Summit 2018

Audience at the SCAN Summit 2018