Scotland's Place in the World: A Good Global Citizen
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland
Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister will address how Scotland, a nation of just 5.2 million people, has had an enduring influence over the British Isles and beyond. Salmond will address Scotland's constitutional future, the question of independence and its relationship with the United States. He will also discuss modern Scotland as a renewable energy innovator and the ambitious target he has set for the nation to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Finally, he will discuss the nation's credentials in attracting investments in a turbulent global economic climate – touching on everything from Scotland’s thriving life sciences, technology and financial services industries to how modern economies can share their low-carbon expertise for the benefit of the developing world. Salmond worked for decades in high-level economics and banking and made political history after becoming the first nationalist to be elected first minister of Scotland, and proclaiming that he anticipated Scotland to be entirely independent within a decade.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Co-organized by the World Affairs Council of Northern California