General announcements that come from the Chairman or Institute Director

Queen Elizabeth II

The Board and members of the Asia Scotland Institute convey their deep sadness on the news of HM The Queen’s death. Admired around the world for her sense of duty and example of tireless leadership for others in the Commonwealth countries and elsewhere, her keen interest in Asia has been a beacon to follow and inspire those engaging with that part of the world. She will be sadly missed by us and our deep condolences are offered to the members of the Royal Family.

Tribute to Shinzo Abe

The Chairman and Board of the Asia Scotland Institute express their deep sorrow at the news of the tragic and utterly terrible assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On behalf of the Institute, we extend our deepest condolences to the Japanese people and recognise Mr Abe’s very great contribution to economic growth and the pursuit of global peace. An outstanding statesman, he played a major role in repositioning Japan as a world player and leading economy and his contributions will be sorely missed. It is with great sadness that we share our sympathy and that of many other of

Keele University Appoints Martin Purbrick Honorary Professor

Institute Director, Martin Purbrick – or rather Prof. Purbrick – has been appointed as an Honourary Fellow by the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC) to support their ongoing research. The following article was published by Keele University. A policing and security expert with more than 30 years’ experience of police and security work in Asia has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow by the Keele Policing Academic Collaboration (KPAC) to support their ongoing research. Martin Purbrick has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow in KPAC to support their research in policing with a greater focus on public order and criminology

Happy Chinese New Year! – 2022

The team at the Asia Scotland Institute would like to wish all of our friends and followers a prosperous Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is based on a lunisolar calendar where the dates are determined through the phasing of the moon and sun. Each lunar year is represented by a cycle of 12 zodiac animals. This year, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. It is believed that a person who was born in the Year of the Tiger tend to share the characteristics with the animal such as

Sandy Flockhart CBE Joins The International Advisory Council

Roddy Gow, Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute, announced that Sandy Flockhart has joined its International Advisory Council. A very distinguished Scotsman who has broad global experience as an international banker and in private equity. Alexander (Sandy) Flockhart is a Non-Exec Director of Oxford Capital Partners Holdings Limited. In addition, he sits as an independent member of the investment committee of the firm. He brings to the role broad experience in investment management, financial services, regulatory affairs and governance. His appointment follows the retirement of Sir Martin Smith, who stepped down as a director earlier in 2020 and