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Tribute to Lord McCluskey former Chair of the John Smith Trust


It is with great sadness that the John Smith Trust recognises the death of its former Chair, Lord McCluskey.

New Fellowship Programme for Central Asia


The John Smith Trust is today opening applications for a new Fellowship Programme for Central Asia.

New Fellowship Programmes in Russia, the Caucasus, Wider Europe and Central Asia


The John Smith Trust is launching new Fellowship Programmes in Russia, the Caucasus, Wider Europe and Central Asia thanks to a two-year grant from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The John Smith Associate Fellowship in Good Governance for GCC countries


The John Smith Associate Fellowship in Good Governance is a new initiative of the John Smith Trust, working in partnership with the British Council, aimed at promoting dialogue on good governance and rule of law issues, among and with young thinkers and future leaders in the GCC states. 

Fellow's Story: The John Smith Trust In The Digitalised World


JST Fellow from Ukraine, Vadim Georgienko, shares his story on how he created the Civil Society app, a new powerful tool for co-governance by citizens, based on decision-making, social investment and entrepreneurship. 

Vision and Voice from the Middle East


A Networking Conference for John Smith Trust - FCO Rule of Law Fellows to examine Good Governance, Gender Equality, Conflict Transformation and the Promotion of Human Rights

"A life given in service"


Margaret Beckett pays tribute to former Labour leader John Smith. Re-published in The House Magazine, November 2014

Promoting Road Safety in Georgia


2006 JST Fellow Gela Kvashilava celebrates the launch two innovative projects: “Friendly Roads” and “Cleaner Air for Georgian Cities”

2014 John Smith Fellowship Programme


Read about JST’s 2014 Programme for Fellows from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia and Ukraine. 6th – 26th June 2014.

EVENT: 12th June. John Smith Fellows reflect on Scottish Referendum


Would you like to join us to hear the 2014 John Smith Fellows’ reflections on the Scottish Referendum campaigns and to join an up-ended discussion on the issues raised?