University College London Union

Has Multiculturalism Failed?

Monday, 10 December 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
UCLU Debating Society and UCLU Law For All are delighted to invite everyone at UCL to our special end-of-term event. On Monday 10th December we will be hosting a debate on the issue ‘This House Believes that Multiculturalism Has Failed.’ The event will take place at the Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre, 7-9pm. Whether you’re a regular at our debates or have never been before, everyone is more than welcome.
In an increasingly globalised world, how do we balance national and multiple identities in society? Has Multiculturalism failed as an integrative model? Despite its fundamental significance to Britain today, the legacy of Multiculturalism is a subject that is rarely addressed publicly. We are honoured to be hosting an exceptional panel of six distinguished figures for the debate.
Following the debate we will be hosting a drinks reception at the Old Refectory to celebrate the end of term. Speakers, members and non-members are all welcome to join us for the social, where entertainment will be provided by the UCLU Bongo Society. We hope to see as many people as possible there to end the term in style.

In Proposition:

  1. Nazir Azfal, OBE: Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West
  2. Sunder Katwala: Director of British Future
  3. Kenan Malik: Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster

In Opposition:

  1. Edie Friedman: Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality
  2. Bonnie Greer, OBE: Playwright, Novelist and Critic, and Deputy
  3. Chairwoman of the British Museum
  4. Ajmal Masroor: Imam, Broadcaster and Politician
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