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We are delighted that Prof Charlie Jeffery, Senior Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh, has agreed to deliver the opening address.
Charlie Jeffery is Professor of Politics and Senior Vice Principal at the University of Edinburgh, having earlier been Vice Principal Public Policy and Impact and Head of School of Social and Political Science. He has led a number of research initiatives on Scottish and UK politics for the UK Economic and Social Research Council and was a member of ESRC’s governing Council from 2005-11. He chaired the UK Political Studies Association from 2011-14 and was a member of the Politics and International Studies assessment panel for the UK’s 2o14 Research Excellence Framework. He has been special adviser to parliamentary committees in Scotland and at Westminster, and to the EU Committee of the Regions. He was a member of the UK Government’s Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons which considered special arrangements for English legislation at Westminster.
Most recently he has been leading work coordinated for the University of Edinburgh on the Scottish constitutional debate with the support of the Economic and Social Research Council and working with the City of Edinburgh Council to develop a ‘City Deal’ designed to drive on the economic growth of Edinburgh and the surrounding region.