BBUK London Bureau of International Affairs – 2021 programme of online speakers
Wednesday 10 February, 8pm
Fallout: My view on Labour and the Equality and Human Rights Commission
John Ware, British investigative journalist who’s reported widely on domestic and international stories. He has produced a number of important and impactful scoops, including the Panorama programme which gave rise to the report.
Wednesday 17 February, 8pm
What’s wrong with the Middle East? – uncovering the issues that plague the world’s most troubled region
Noru Tsalic, former IDF soldier and current management consultant has spent many years engaging in pro-Israel advocacy. He writes regularly for Times of Israel and is the editor in chief of ‘Politically Incorrect Politics’.
Wednesday 17 March, 8pm
What’s happening to Labour’s stance on antisemitism and Israel since the change from Corbyn to Starmer?
Luke Akehurst, Director of We Believe in Israel and is a long standing Labour activist. He has been a Labour Councillor for many years and is a member of the party’s NEC
Wednesday 31 March
An Ambassador’s reflections
Ishmael Khaldi, the first Bedouin diplomat in Israel’s Foreign Ministry and has been appointed as the next Ambassador to Eritrea. He has been a political analyst in the Ministry of Defense, the Israel Police and the IDF and has written A Shepherd’s Journey: the story of Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat.
Thursday 20 May, 8pm
ISRESILIENCE: What Israelis Can Teach the World
Michael Dickson and Naomi Baum are co-authors of Isresilience. Michael Dickson is the executive director of Stand With Us in Jerusalem and has been listed as the fourteenth most influential Jew on Twitter. Naomi Baum, Ph.D, a psychologist and consultant in the field of trauma and resilience. She was
Director of the Resilience Unit at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem.
Monday 21 June, 8pm
The risk of Islamic extremism and antisemitism
Fiyaz Mughal, founder and former director of the hate-crime reporting project Tell Mama. He also helped to found Muslims against Antisemitism, an organisation which fights antisemitism in all its forms.
Monday 19 July, 8pm
What does a Jew look like?
Keith Kahn Harris, sociologist, lecturer and music critic, currently associate fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and lecturer at Leo Baeck College. He has written several books, including Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community and Denial: The Unspeakable Truth.
Monday 16 August, 5pm
The new antisemitism
Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D, best-selling author and leading feminist leader who has lectured and campaigned worldwide on legal and human rights issues. Author of twenty books, including the landmark feminist classic Women and Madness, and volumes on antisemitism and contemporary Israel.
Monday 13 September, 7pm
From the front line: deep inside the legal and media battle against antisemitism in politics and antisemitic crime
Gideon Falter, Chief Executive of the Campaign Against Anti-semitism and has been praised by The Algemeiner as one of the ‘top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life’. A lawyer by training, Gideon is Vice Chairman of JNF UK.