A short podcast with Shami Chakrabarti, as part of our series of podcasts to help mark our 70th anniversary as an educational foundation

Published Date: 
Wednesday, 5 July 2017

This 10-minute podcast focuses on social divisions and the role of education in enhancing citizenship - "empowering young citizens", and the challenges of addressing social tensions and cyber-bullying online.

Shami describes post-Brexit referendum Britain as "a challenging moment for those of us who believe in 'disagreeing well'. She talks about the importance of dialogue in bringing people together and understanding different perspectives, and the need to rebuild trust in the institutions of democracy. She also calls on people in public life to 'disagree well'.

Formerly head of the civil liberties charity, Liberty, Shami is now a member of the House of Lords and she currently serves as Shadow Attorney General. She is also a Visiting Fellow at Cumberland Lodge.

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