Baroness Valerie Amos
Distinguished Lecture Series - Liberal Education in an Age of Populism
Baroness Valerie Amos is Director of SOAS, University of London.
- From: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 6 pm
- To: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.15 pm
- Location: Lecture theatre 2, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU,
- Cost: Free
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 9.00 am
Valerie joined as Director of SOAS, University of London in September 2015. From 2010, she served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations. She was a Foreign Office Minister, Secretary of State for International Development, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. Valerie also served as UK High Commissioner to Australia before joining the United Nations. In June 2016, she was made a Companion of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
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Facts. Logic. Evidence. Reason. These are held as pillars of western society. But is the classic concept of liberal education underpinning it still relevant in 2018? And how might it adapt to a world of social, financial and economic dislocation?
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