Central Asia Fellowship Programme November/December 2017



Saturday 11th             Fellows arrive in Edinburgh


Sunday 12th               Individual meetings with JST team and Welcome evening


Monday 13th                  Induction

Workshop with Alex Just, Pagefield Global Council: Getting the most out of your Programme

Meeting with First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon

Fireside chat with David Ward, General Global NCAP and friend of John Smith, in conversation with Catherine Smith


Tuesday 14th                Scotland in context, with Duncan Hamilton, Advocate and former SNP member of Scottish Parliament

Welcome dinner with guest speaker, Josh Littlejohn MBE


Wednesday 15th           Visit to Scottish Parliament

Thematic small group workshops on equality and inclusion, rural development, policy development and influencing


Thursday 16th               Regeneration of a city: visit to Dundee, including presentation and discussion with Councillor John Alexander, SNP, Dundee City Council and visit to Abertay University


Friday 17th                    Individual attachments


Saturday 18th                Leadership weekend in Oxfordshire with JST staff and Eve Poole, Clore Social Leadership


Sunday 19th                   Free day


Monday 20th                       Day in Parliament


Tuesday 21st                    Individual attachments

                                      Chatham House group visit


Wednesday 22nd                 Individual attachments

Thursday 23rd                  Individual attachments

Friday 24th                      Individual attachments

                                      Attachments feedback with JST staff


Saturday 25th             Free weekend

Sunday 26th               Free weekend


Monday 27th               Panel discussion with Peter Knowles, Editor, BBC Parliament: The role of media in democracy

Workshop with returning Fellows: Media in Russia and Central Asia

Welcome dinner with JST Trustees


Tuesday 28th                Keynote speech, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: Policing in the 21st century

Workshop with returning Fellows: Tackling corruption in the FSU: experience in Moldova

 Meeting withRushanara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow


Wednesday 29th            Presentation and discussion with FCO, DfID: British engagement in Central Asia

Lunch and discussion with civic activists:Civic activism in Bethnal Green

Round-table hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies: Obstacles and prospects for good governance in Central Asia


Thursday 30th                Presentation and discussion with Lord Adonis: Good governance in government

Event at Intelligence Squared: Words that changed the world




Friday 1st                        Workshop with Baroness Ashton: Negotiation masterclass


Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd    Group thematic weekends outside of London


Monday 4th                            Workshop with Alex Just, Pagefield International: Debate training

Fellows’ debate Chaired by Lord Boateng


Tuesday 5th                             Keynote speech, Lord Green, Conservative politician, former Minister of State for Trade and Investment, former Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, in conversation with Baroness Ashton: Reflections on leadership

Panel discussion with Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, EBRD:From grassroots social entrepreneurship to strategic national infrastructure


Wednesday 6th                         Fellows’ action plan presentations to Fellows and friends of the Trust. Chaired by friends of the Trust.               

Final reception, hosted by Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


Thursday 7th                             Reflections on the Programme with JST staff and Eve Poole, Clore Social Leadership.

Farewell lunch


Friday 8th                             Fellows depart