First Minister to visit GCU New York

05 June 2015

First Minister to visit GCU New York

Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP

The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP will visit Glasgow Caledonian University New York to deliver the Caledonian Lecture on Monday, June 8.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE will welcome the First Minister to the campus in Manhattan’s SoHo district, where Ms Sturgeon will address an invited audience.

The 2015 Caledonian Lecture will focus on business in society and the First Minister is expected to highlight Scotland’s success in attracting US investment and promote Scotland as “a great place to live, visit, do business, study and invest.”

Professor Gillies said: “It will be an honour as well as a pleasure to welcome Scotland’s First Minister to GCU New York. Nicola Sturgeon is a passionate advocate for social justice, and I look forward to hearing her thoughts about responsible business. I am sure the audience will find her address both interesting and challenging. The occasion provides the University with an opportunity to highlight our mission as a University for the Common Good, committed to delivering social benefit through GCU New York, and other campus locations in London, and at home in Glasgow.”

GCU New York was officially opened by former First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond, who delivered the inaugural Caledonian Lecture in April 2014.

More recently, GCU New York and the British School of Fashion celebrated the opening of The Fair Fashion Center. The Center focuses on the business case for sustainability and the promotion of responsible business principles and practices related to human rights, labour and the environment.

The GCU New York campus continues to host regular public Town Hall debates featuring industry leaders from companies such as Levi Strauss, PepsiCo and Saks Fifth Avenue, all of whom use business as an instrument for positive change.

The event will be moderated by BBC‘s North American Editor Jon Sopel.