Global economy under the spotlight

Friday 30 October 2009

Leading political and economic policy makers are set to gather in St Andrews next week to discuss the causes, concerns and effects of the current global financial crisis.

Students of the International Politics Association (IPA) at the University of St Andrews are hosting a Roundtable discussion entitled `The Global Recession – Life, Business and the Credit Crunch’ to explore issues surrounding the global economy, unemployment, political change and the recession.

Panelists taking part in the event include Sir George Mathewson, the former Chairman and Chief Executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Marc Holtzman, Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and former official of the Reagan administration in the US and Ruth Fox, partner and Head of Financial Regulation at law firm Slaughter and May.

Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Louise Richardson, will also take part in the discussions.

Founded in 1978, the IPA is widely considered to be at the forefront of student-run political discussion forums in the United Kingdom. Based in St Andrews, and organised entirely by students, the IPA regularly host many of the world’s foremost minds, as we continue a tradition of encouraging debate amongst both the student and local populations. Past guests have included: Hans Blix, FW de Klerk, Michael Douglas, and Lord Goldsmith.

The event will be held on Monday 2nd November in Lower College Hall, St Salvator’s Quadrangle, St Andrews from 6.45pm.



Brandon Soeiro of the IPA is available for interview on 07787 371921 or [email protected]


Issued by the Press Office, University of St Andrews
Contact Philippa Dunn, Assistant Press Officer on 01334 462530 / 462529, Mobile: 07730 415015 or Email: [email protected]

Ref:  IPA 301009
View the latest University press releases at

Category Government

Related topics

Share this story