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Global Connections Events

Nottingham in Parliament Day brought together a series of events that showcased Nottingham's ability to forge strong cultural, economic, diplomatic and commercial connections with international stakeholders. 

Please click on the event titles below for more details on each event

Global Science Diplomacy and the Role of Universities in International Relations

In partnership with Asia House, the China-Britain Business Council and East Midlands Airport, this lunchtime reception will bring together leading diplomats and global influencers. Chaired by Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, this event will feature speakers including Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, and Rt. Hon. Lord Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010–2014).

Valuing and Developing Community Languages: What Role Politicians?

It is estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000 Supplementary and Community Language Schools offer extra-curricular mother-tongue language learning opportunities to children across the country. In Nottingham alone, 13 schools address the needs of approximately 1,400 children from a range of communities. Whilst this panel will discuss the valuable contribution that these schools make to the lives of children, community cohesion and the national stock of language skills, they will also discuss the many challenges they face and outline the steps politicians and others can take to support their work in the future.



City of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – Nottingham Model to go Global

Through a panel discussion, Mojatu Foundation will seek to address the complexity of appropriate mental health service provision of FGM survivors and also legal protection of girls and women at risk with the aim to influencing policy. Furthermore we will explicate the ways in which research can help to fill gaps in knowledge and further a greater understanding of FGM. We will also celebrate the remarkable achievement of our campaign that got Nottingham City declared a "City of Zero Tolerance to FGM!"

Connected: From the Midlands to the World

The Connected: from the Midlands to the World reception will focus on the economic, cultural and commercial benefits of pursuing greater international connectivity and the need for better access to the region’s global gateways. Join policymakers and senior figures from transport, business and organisations from across the Midlands and beyond to discuss the Midlands’ regional, national and global gateways. Ensuring these gateways grow is vital for our economy and the success of the Midlands Engine.



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