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Is There A Future For Multiculturalism?


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Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Alan Craig, Claire Fox, Professor Tariq Modood
Chair: Jane Little

Recorded on 20 October 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

Recent years have seen politicians and commentators of all stripes lining up to condemn multiculturalism. This event asks whether we are right to bury state multiculturalism, having once praised it so energetically. The debate coincides with the launch of Multiculturalism: a Christian retrieval from Theos.

Jonathan Chaplin is the first director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics.

Alan Craig is the leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance. Until May 2010 he also led the CPA councillors on Newham Borough Council in London.

Claire Fox is director of the Institute of Ideas.

Tariq Modood is director of the Centre for Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.

Jane Little is a writer and broadcaster, regularly presenting Woman's Hour, Sunday, Last Word, and The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4. After a Fulbright Scholarship at Harvard to study the relationship between religion and politics in the US she worked as a producer and reporter on The World at WGBH Boston, before returning to create the post of religious affairs correspondent at the BBC World Service.

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