From West Yorkshire to Westminster and Beyond: Politics, Peerage and Social Action
Location: Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford (Main Campus)
Date and Time:
Thu 29 Oct 2015
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
The second lecture in the Vice-Chancellor's annual lecture series features Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
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 and the foremost Muslim politician in the Western world. In August 2014 she resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.
Baroness Warsi reflects upon her varied career so far as a lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister. Sharing anecdotes, learning and experiences Sayeeda comments on being the first female Muslim in Cabinet and the importance of having a voice and using it.
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