London School of Economics Students' Union conference
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2013
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speakers: Trevor Phillips, Dr Phyllis Starkey, Professor Ian Cram, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Jonathan Birdwell, Hicham Yezza, Pete Mercer, Michael Chessum,Omar Ali
Chair: Dr Kai Spiekermann
In light of the increased opposition amongst student groups and university lecturers around the government's counter-terrorism strategy, the LSE Students' Union is convening this conference to provide a forum for dialogue and discussion between key stakeholders in the debate around campus extremism, freedom and security.
Trevor Phillips is the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Dr Phyllis Starkey is a former MP and chair of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee.
Professor Ian Cram is head of the Law School at the University of Leeds.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari is a founding member of The East London Communities Organisation (TELCO).
Jonathan Birdwell is head of the Citizens Programme at Demos.
Hicham Yezza is editor-in-chief of Ceasefire Magazine and the ‘Nottingham Two’.
Pete Mercer is the NUS vice president (Welfare).
Michael Chessum is president of the University of London Union. Omar Ali is President of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies.
Dr Kai Spiekermann is a Lecturer in Political Philosophy in the Government Department at LSE.
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