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13th March 2017

The Gonzaga Series: Sarah Teather (Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service)

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The Gonzaga Series: Sarah Teather

The second of the annual Gonzaga lecture series is set for Tuesday 14th March. This time, former Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather will inform with a topical lecture on ‘Compassion – Being with Refugees and Asylum Seekers’.

Sarah has a great deal of personal and professional experience in this domain, and so we should expect great things from this lecture. While serving as an MP from 2003-2015, she ran a campaign to get a constituent released from Guantanamo Bay, and later served on a select committee for human rights. In her final two and a half years in Parliament, Sarah also chaired a group focusing on support for refugees, and led two cross party inquiries – one on asylum support rates, and the other on the issue of immigrant detention.

In 2015, Sarah was appointed director of the Jesuit Refugee Service. The job has taken her all over the world, from the Middle East to East Africa and the Western Balkans; she has witnessed the hardship and suffering of refugees across the world.

We look forward to her informed lecture on refugees and asylum seekers. If you are interested in attending, the event is free, no booking is required, and will be held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at 7pm on the 14th March.