Former leader of Scotland to speak at UA

Posted: March 7, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — A former First Minister of Scotland and member of Parliament in the United Kingdom is giving a speech next week at the University of Arkansas about the role of learning in modern society.

The Right Honorable Henry McLeish's Tuesday speech will make comparisons between the U.S. and countries in the European Union.

McLeish is the visiting professor of European Union Law, Commerce and Education at the University of Arkansas. He first arrived the university in 2004 as a visiting professor and has visited campus several times since then.

The speech is free and public. It will take place in the Global Campus auditorium.