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A Conversation with the Secretary of State for Scotland

341 Eggers Hall

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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Center for European Studies


A Conversation with the Secretary of State for Scotland

The Right Honourable David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, United Kingdom Government, will speak about the current devolution within the United Kingdom as well as the future as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

David Mundell was appointed Secretary of State for Scotland in May 2015. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in May 2005. Mundell attended Lockerbie Academy in Lockerbie, before going on to study law at the University of Edinburgh and gaining a Diploma in Legal Practice. He also received an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School. Mundell was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 and 2003 as a list MSP for the South of Scotland. After being elected as MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale in 2005, he was made Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and a member of David Cameron’s Shadow Cabinet. Mundell worked as a solicitor before joining BT as Group Legal Advisor for Scotland in 1991. He became BT Scotland’s head of national affairs, remaining with BT until becoming an MSP. He was a councillor in Annandale and Eskdale from 1984 to 1986 and served on Dumfries and Galloway council for another year until 1987, while a student. He is a member of the Law Society and Writers to the Signet. 

Sponsored by: Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Center for European Studies

This is a limited seating luncheon. To request to attend the luncheon, please email P.S.: The seating capacity is now full. So we will not be able to accept any more RSVPs. Thank you for your interest in this event.

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