On November 28th 2008 (marking the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue) the National Youth Council of Ireland hosted a conference entitled Shaping Interculturalism in Youth Work. Yasmin Alibhai Brown was our keynote speaker.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is originally from Uganda and arrived in Britain in 1972. She is a distinguished 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 now a regular columnist on The Independent and London’s Evening Standard.
She is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books. From 1996 to 2001 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research which published True Colours on the role of government on racial attitudes and is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Centre.
She created After Multiculturalism, a pamphlet re-assessing the multicultural ideology in Britain which was the first critical examination by a social democrat of a settled and now damaging orthodoxy.
She is also a regular international public speaker in Britain, other European countries, North America and Asian nations. Yasmin has a forthcoming book entitled Settlers Cookbook, a memoir of migration love and food due out soon. She is also Vice President of the United Nations Association, UK.