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'Stalin's Legacy: Environmental Disasters in Central Asia'

'Stalin's Legacy: Environmental Disasters in Central Asia'
Speaker: Struan Stevenson # European Parliament
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Date and Time
22nd Sep 2011 17:00 - 22nd Sep 2011 18:30
Playfair Library Hall, Old College

In this lecture, Struan Stevenson discusses the ecological disasters of the Aral Sea, uranium tailings, nuclear testing in the Kazakh Polygon and desertification. He focuses also on the activities of the European Union and European Parliament in the region. The lecture will be followed by Q&A.

Struan Stevenson has represented Scotland in the European Parliament since 1999. In January 2010 he was appointed the Personal Representative on Ecology & the Environment to the Chairman in office of the OSCE.

This lecture is hosted by the University of Edinburgh Princess Dashkova Centre, the Europa Institute and the Politics and International Relations Transatlantic Seminar Series with the kind support of the Edinburgh Information Office of the European Parliament.

To attend, please register for free tickets at

For further information, please contact Luke March (