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Global separatist movement expert to discuss Scotland, U.K.

September 11, 2014
Prof. Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson, former Scottish solicitor and law professor from the University of Nantes in France, will deliver a lecture titled “The Scottish Referendum on Independence: Bravehearts or Faint Hearts?” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in Drake University’s Sussman Theater.

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Wilson also offered insight on Iowa Public Radio's River to River. Listen to the podcast.

In addition, Wilson will be speaking at the Iowa International Center Dialogue Series, Tuesday, Oct. 7. The title of his talk will be “Scotland: Going It Alone?”

Derek Wilson currently serves as Global Practitioner in Residence at Drake Law School. He is also a law professor at one of Drake’s partners, University of Nantes in France. As an expert on global separatist movements, Wilson will take time to help interpret results of this historic vote (which takes place September 18) and provide perspective on the resulting impact of Scotland’s potential separation from the UK.

The public is welcome to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 12- 1 p.m. at Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. The talk will include an opportunity to learn more about all sides of the debate, including whether there will be major changes to the iconic British flag.

The Iowa International Center Dialogue Series engages public and business professionals in conversation on global issues and Iowa’s connections abroad. All events are free and open to the public. Guests are welcome to bring lunch to the event. The International Dialogue Series is a program of the Iowa International Center and is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer.

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