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Ex-UK PM David Cameron to teach politics in Abu Dhabi

Ex-UK PM David Cameron to teach politics in Abu Dhabi

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to take up a position teaching politics at New York University Abu Dhabi in January.
The former leader of the Conservative Party, who oversaw the 2016 Brexit referendum, will teach a three-week course on “practising politics and government in the age of disruption.”

The course will be open to all students across the university both in Abu Dhabi and New York, and is part of a series of short courses offered throughout the year “by renowned scholars, writers, artists, journalists, practitioners and policy analysts.”

He was also prime minister during the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, and led the UK’s first coalition administration since Winston Churchill during the Second World War. Cameron went on to win the general election in 2015.

The course will cover topics including the Russia-Ukraine conflict, though it is unclear if Brexit or Scotland will be on the curriculum. 

It will also cover mass global migration. In 2018, Cameron appeared at the Abu Dhabi Ideas Festival, an event run by NYUAD, where he called it the “number one political issue, year after year.”

A friend told the Financial Times: “He led the Tory party for 11 years and the country for six years and will draw on his experience in teaching the course about politics and government in the age of populism and disruption.”
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