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Walking Afghanistan, rebuilding Kabul – Rory Stewart

An exquisite exhibition of Afghan arts and crafts formed the backdrop to intrepid Scot Rory Stewart’s reflections on his solo walk across Afghanistan and subsequent work to restore old Kabul. The magnificently renovated Linlithgow Burgh Halls was an especially appropriate setting for Rory Stewart’s wonderfully uplifting account of how the Scottish arts charity he established—Turquoise…

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Lord Stephen Green ASEAN, SMEs and Scotland

Adam Smith Series of Global Economic Briefings The UK Minister of State for Trade & Investment in a wide-ranging discussion with Roddy Gow, Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, before his address to the Institute at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Lord Green, recently returned from a 7-country tour of ASEAN nations, touches…

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Beyond BRICs in a changing world – Jim O’Neill

Adam Smith Series of Global Economic Briefings The renowned BRICs analyst, recently retired from Goldman Sachs to spend more time with his beloved Manchester United, in discussion prior to addressing the Institute and students at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In this interview he muses on: how he came to coin the term BRIC…

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