Writer and political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to assess the state of Britain today

A journalist considered one of the few female Muslim voices on the political stage is to speak on the state of Britain at a University lecture that celebrates diversity and community cohesion.

The unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) at the University of Leicester is delighted to announce that the journalist and political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will deliver this year’s DICE Annual Lecture ‘Equality, Diversity & Belonging in 21st Century Britain’ on 19 October 2016.

Members of the public are warmly welcomed to this FREE public engagement event which takes place in the Peter Williams Lecture, University of Leicester at 6pm.

Britain today is experiencing major social change and a range of new difficulties: EU membership & Brexit; the pressures of austerity; questions over devolution and identity; the challenges of globalisation and new migration; and the threat of terrorism. The strains and tensions around issues of diversity, equality and belonging in Britain in this new global order of uncertainty and insecurity remain acute.

The journalist, author and political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will offer her own searching personal insight into how we might address such issues in 21st century Britain – and where exactly questions of gender equality fit into this equation.

Yasmin will assess the state of Britain today as a complex multi-faith, multi-cultural pluralist society, one facing new dilemmas. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.