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Race and Cultural Identities: a public interview with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Learning Lab:
Public Interview with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown 24 September 2010 at 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle


We are pleased to invite you to a public interview with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, UK based broadcast journalist, writer and public speaker on race and cultural identities. Susan McKay, Director of the National Women’s Council will conduct the interview.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is visiting Dublin to participate in a FOMACS/British Council public education project, titled Learning Lab: Identities and Social Justice. For more on Learning Lab see:

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown came to the UK in 1972 from Uganda after completing her undergraduate degree at Makerere University where she was awarded an exceptional first class degree in English. She went to Oxford as a postgraduate student and was awarded an M.Phil in literature in 1975. She is a journalist who has written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Evening Standard, The Mail and other newspapers and is a regular columnist on The Independent and London’s Evening Standard. She is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of No Place Like Home, an autobiographical account of a twice-removed immigrant. From 1996 to 2001 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, and published True Colours on the role of government on racial attitudes. Yasmin is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Centre. In 2000 she published Who Do We Think We Are? an acclaimed book on the state of the British nation, in addition to After Multiculturalism which looks at the globalised future. She advises various key institutions on race matters. In June 1999, she received an honorary degree from the Open University for her contributions to social justice. In 2001 came the publication of the paperback Mixed Feelings a book on mixed race Britons.

In 2001 she was appointed an MBE for services to journalism in the New Year’s honours list. In 2003 she returned her MBE as a protest against the new imperial and illegal war in Iraq. In April 2004, her film on Islam for Channel 4 won an award and in May 2004, she received the EMMA award for best print journalist for her columns in the Independent. Her new book, The Settler’s Cookbook: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food was published in the spring of 2009 and was book of the week on BBC Radio4.

Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Date: Friday, 24 September 2010
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

For more information and to RSVP for this event, please contact: Ann Nolan or Maeve Burke at email: or tel: 01 4023006 by 12pm Thursday, 23 September 2010



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