30 Jul 2018
The Asia Scotland Institute are are delighted to welcome Sir Malcolm Rifkind to Edinburgh on the 4th of October. Sir Malcolm Rifkind will be presenting 'China: The New Superpower?' at the Playfair Library.
He was one of only four ministers to serve throughout the whole premierships of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major for eighteen years. This represents the longest uninterrupted ministerial service in the United Kingdom since Lord Palmerston in the early nineteenth century.
Sir Malcolm served as UK representative on the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group 2010-2011 and as chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, which provides oversight of the UK’s intelligence agencies (MI6, MI5 and GCHQ) from 2010-15. He is currently a member of the OSCE’s Eminent Persons Group, which will report on relations between Russia and the West.
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