Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 16 Oct - Sat 16 Oct, 1999
(Session 372)

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Research Fellow, Race and Human Rights, Institute for Public Policy Research; Author; Journalist, The Independent and The Guardian, London

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist, and has written for The Guardian, New Statesman and other newspapers. She now writes as a regular columnist for The Independent. Ms. Alibhai-Brown is also a radio and television broadcaster and author of several books, including No Place Like Home, an autobiographical account of a twice-removed immigrant. Since 1996, she has been a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research, which published her most recent book, True Colours, on government and racial attitudes. She is a member of the Home Office Race Forum and advises various key institutions on race matters. The recipient of a Rowntree Foundation Fellowship, Ms. Alibhai-Brown is currently working on a book on mixed-race Britons. In June 1999, she received an honorary degree from the Open University for her contributions to social justice. She also joined The Foreign Policy Centre as a senior research fellow. Her articles on forced marriages and the maltreatment of young Asian girls by their families has led to government action on these issues. She is currently working with ministers on these and other matters affecting the Asian community. Ms. Alibhai-Brown has just been appointed vice president of the United Nations Association, U.K., and has also agreed to be a special ambassador for the Samaritans. Ms. Alibhai-Brown completed her M.Phil. in literature at Oxford University, United Kingdom.