This Saturday 4th February, the Foreign Affairs Society will be holding its sixth annual conference, entitled World of Women: Freedom to Succeed.


The summit aims to act as both a celebration of female achievement and a call to action for a future where women have the freedom to succeed globally. The St Andrews Foreign Affairs Conference (SAFAC) aims to be an interdisciplinary event composed of world-renowned academics and practitioners. The conference intends to engage attendees in a re-evaluation of opinions, perceptions and myths in the spirit of enhancing the knowledge and understanding of fundamental female empowerment.

Some of the key speakers in the conference include: Marianne Pearl, Marriet Shuurman, Aisha Rahman, and Mona Ataya amongst many others. The event will take place from 10am-4:30pm at Parliament Hall (South Street) and includes an entry fee of £5 for foreign affairs society members and £7 for non-members.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and engage in this discussion, but for those wanting to get more involved, the sociey is also looking for volunteers to help organize the conference on the day. The participants will not be paid, but will be offered free access to event.

Tickets to the event will be live from January 26th onwards, and can be accessed through the facebook page: 

For those wishing to participate in the event as a volunteer, please get in touch with the directors at or


Rachel Abreu