The School welcomes the Right Hon Rhodri Morgan AM as an Honorary Distinguished Professor.
Right Hon Rhodri Morgan AM
The School is delighted to welcome the Right Hon Rhodri Morgan AM as an Honorary Distinguished Professor. His appointment is a joint one with Cardiff Law School and recognises the work of both Schools in promoting the study of law and governance through the Wales Governance Centre.
Professor David Boucher, Head of the School, said “Through the Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politicsand Cardiff Law School who are jointly responsible for the University’s Wales Governance Centre, under the Directorship of Richard Wyn Jones – Cardiff University is already a leading centre for research on legal and political matters relating to the National Assembly for Wales. Rhodri’s appointment as an Honorary Distinguished Professor will offer a real boost for the study of law and governance at Cardiff and we are delighted to welcome him to the University.”
Mr Morgan is keen to pass on the benefit of his experience in politics and administration to the next generation of political and legal aspirants at Cardiff University. He will also deliver a Public Lecture at Cardiff Law School this autumn.
Elected to the National Assembly for Wales in May 1999, Rhodri held posts as Minister for Economic Development and European Affairs and First Secretary before becoming First Minister for Wales. He stepped down from his post as First Minister on 1st October 2009 and on 26th January 2010 was elected Chair of the European and External Affairs Committee. He is also a Member of the Assembly’s Constitutional Affairs Committee and Legislation Committee No.2.
The Wales Governance Centre is a centre for scholarly research on legal and political matters relating to the National Assembly for Wales, most notably the political, legal and public policy significance of the Government of Wales Act 2006.