Hybrid Lecture – Refugees: Britain’s Response and the Global Situation

Thursday 16 November 2023, 6:00 pm  – 7:30 pm GMT, online and London, UK


Join us for this special event with Alf Dubs, who will be reflecting on Britain’s response to refugees and the global situation. The event is in person and online, and will be followed by a Q&A.

This is the annual George Lansbury Memorial Trust event, hosted in partnership with LSE Library.

Meet our speaker and chair

Lord Dubs is a Labour politician and leading refugee rights advocate. He was MP for Battersea 1979-1987, during which time he served for four years as a shadow Home Office Minister.

After leaving the Commons in 1987, he became the Director of the Refugee Council and was appointed as a Labour life peer in 1994.

In 1997, after Labour’s election victory, he was appointed as a Minister in Northern Ireland where he served until the establishment of a new devolved administration following the Good Friday Agreement.

In 2016, he sponsored an amendment (which later became known as the “Dubs Amendment”) to the Immigration Act 2016, to offer some unaccompanied refugee children stranded in camps in Europe safe passage to Britain, having himself arrived in Britain in 1939 as a six-year-old refugee fleeing the Nazis in Czechoslovakia.

He currently serves on the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly and on the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly. He continues to campaign on human rights and specifically on behalf of refugees.


Find out more information and book your free place here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/library/events/general/refugees-britains-response-and-the-global-situation

This event will take place online and at London School of Economics and Political Science Campus, Houghton Street, London, UK

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