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The Enemy Within: a tale of Muslim Britain

Hosted by the Department of Government

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Speaker

Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi

Chair

 Tony Travers

Tony Travers

How did British Muslims end up being branded “the enemy within”? Sayeeda Warsi draws on her own unique position in British life – as the child of Pakistani immigrants, an outsider, who became an insider, the UK’s first Muslim Cabinet minister – to explore questions of cultural difference, terrorism, surveillance, social justice, religious freedom, integration and the meaning of ‘British values’.

Sayeeda Warsi is Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet minister, is also a lawyer, businesswoman and racial justice campaigner. Appointed a life peer at the age of thirty-six, she served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and as Minister for Faith and Communities. In the summer of 2014 she resigned from government, citing its ‘morally indefensible’ policy on Gaza.

Tony Travers is Director of the Institute of Public Affairs and Professor in Practice in the Department of Government, LSE.

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