Sales Ended

Hacked Off's Fifth Annual Leveson Lecture by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of Westminster

4–12 Little Titchfield Street

London

W1W 7BY

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Join us on Tuesday 14th November 2017 for our 5th Leveson Lecture in central London to be delivered by Baroness Warsi, former Chairman of the Conservative Party and the first Muslim to be appointed to the cabinet.

A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In August 2014 she resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.

In 2007 she was elevated to the House of Lords aged 36, making her the youngest peer in Parliament. Later that year she traveled to Sudan and famously helped to secure the release of the British teacher Gillian Gibbons who was on trial for blasphemy.

In 2010 she was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as Minister without Portfolio and Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Sayeeda is Chair of the Baroness Warsi Foundation and a Trustee of the Savayra Foundation.

Sayeeda is Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Bolton, an Advisor to Georgetown University Washington DC and Visiting Professor at St Marys – the oldest Catholic university in the UK.

Baroness Warsi has consistently been voted one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

In 2017 March Baroness Warsi’s first book, The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain, billed as “a vital book at a critical time”, was published.

Doors open and cash bar: 18:30

Event: 19:00-20:30

Date and Time

Location

University of Westminster

4–12 Little Titchfield Street

London

W1W 7BY

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved