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'Many Voices: understanding the debate about preventing violent extremism'

Speaker: Hazel Blears (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government)|
Chair: Justin Gest

Hazel Blears
Hazel Blears

Wednesday 25 February 2008, 6.30-8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

The tragic events of 7/7 illustrated the threat to our society posed by violent extremism. Preventing it is one of the defining challenges of our age.

Hazel Blears will explore the tough choices government has to make – how to empower new voices to join the debate, how to support people standing up for shared values and how to equip communities with the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to be part of the solution.

In June 2007, Hazel Blears became the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

A copy of Hazel Blears' transcript is available to download. Please note this is a draft text of the speech and may differ from the version as delivered:

  • Speech transcript (PDF)

Media coverage of the speech:

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