Actions and Detail Panel
Global Citizenship in a post-Brexit world
Tue 7 February 2017, 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
NB: UNFORTUNATELY THIS LECTURE IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The UCL Global Citizenship Programme is delighted to welcome Keir Starmer MP to deliver its annual lecture.
Keir Starmer QC MP is the Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras, and Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
He studied law at Leeds University (LLB) and Oxford University (BCL) and became a barrister in 1987. In 1990 Keir co-founded Doughty Street Chambers with the aim of improving access to justice and promoting human rights and civil liberties through the law.
Over the next 15 years or so his practice focused mainly on human rights and the death penalty. He became Queen’s Counsel in 2002. From 2002 to 2007 he was the human rights advisor to the Policing Board in Northern Ireland. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service. After stepping down as DPP in 2013 he worked on a victims’ law which formed a central part of Labour’s criminal justice strategy for 2015.
On 7 May 2015 he was elected as a Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras and in early October 2016 was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
7.00pm - Registration
7.30pm - Lecture