Adam will address "Scotland's Road to Independence," followed by a question and answer session. The lecture will take place in the Smith Memorial Student Union, room 328/9 (1825 SW Broadway). For more information please visit http://ie3global.wordpress.com/2007/09/27/chief-whip-of-scottish-national-party-to-speak-in-oregon-press-release/.
Brian Adam was born June 10, 1952, in Newmill, Banffshire, Scotland. He attended Aberdeen University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacology. Before entering public life, he worked as a biochemist and forensic toxicologist, and was involved in politics as a trade union activist. Adam's first elected position was as a local councillor, a post he held for 11 years, before being elected as a regional representative for the North East of Scotland in 1999. In 2003, he won election to the Scottish Parliament as the member for the constituency of Aberdeen North. Safely defending his seat in 2007, he increased his majority to over 3000 votes. Adam holds the key position of chief whip in the Scottish Parliament, ensuring that party members vote together to support the SNP agenda for Scotland. He convenes and serves on numerous parliamentary committees, including those dealing with the Energy, Economy and Tourism Committee, and also focusing on natural resource policy, media and culture in Scotland. Brian Adam is married and has five children.